Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Little T-Shirt That Could

"Fight Like a Tiger"

Everything big starts with a little idea that someone thinks up. I am so glad my sister, Karen, thought this one up!
Well, she just thought about the "Fight like a girl" t-shirts and thought, "why not Fight like a Tiger"? We both are proud graduates of LSU... Tigers through and through.
She got together with her friend, Kim and Kim's husband, who have a t-shirt printing business, Creative Impressions, and they began printing the idea last weekend. And voila!!! Instant success. These shirts have already raised well over $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! And that's just in one week.
The shirts, although you can't tell it, really represent my mother. Mom's initials, MJ for Mary Jane, is hidden in the tiger striping of the ribbon. If you tilt you head to the left just a bit you can see it on the bottom left side of the ribbon. And there is the tiniest "MJ" just under the burnt orange ribbon (Leukemia's ribbon color).
We can't help but think about how emotional it will be to see the first stranger wearing these t-shirts. They are such a personal part of our family now, and we will be sharing that raw emotion with the general public. It's beautiful and terrifying all at once.

Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve... you all will be wearing our hearts on your sleeves.

Karen, my sister, the brains and persistence behind all of this.


1 comment:

Nancy said...

love the concept and design! the reason grabbed my heart :) good luck!!