Alexander and I went to Tillsonburg, Ontario for the first time ever on June 10th to support my friend Darylnne McAvany and her family in the Relay for Life 2011 fundraiser. My friend's family fundraise under the banner "Jackie's Butterfly Brigade" in memory of their mother who died of cancer.
The above drawings represent our visit. The little angels were in the small parade around the site, then beside that drawing, is Darlynne in a golf cart in same parade. The two bottom drawings are of Darlynne and Alexander at the camp site. Alexander is playing his ukulele and singing for us.
It was wonderful to see Darlynne again, and great to meet her sisters and family.
The McAvany family have a great banner and display. They won best decorated campsite. They also raised quite nice chunk of change for the cause.
Darlynne McAvany - Survivor
We met when I went to work for Nationwide Advertising Services (1985) and Darlynne was the Senior Graphic Designer and Illustrator. She was not only my mentor but my friend as well. She is an amazing person. There is nothing this woman cannot do. She has an exceptionally generous spirit and it is a real pleasure to know her.
It was with great sadness that I heard about her bout with cancer. It was a shock to see her so diminutive and frail. However, true to spirit, she is a fighter.
I feel blessed to know Darlynne and to be counted as one of her friends.