Our Connection to The Cancer Support Community
Charitable projects have been an integral part of Maximal Art since day one. It’s an important way that Robbin and I leverage what we and the whole company does in order to uplift customers and make a difference in their lives and those of others.
We were introduced to CSC in 2011 by my friend Jill Durovsik (her own commitment is worth noting--she is now head of the CSC board!) Jill explained how CSC was the outcome of a merger between Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Center. It is an international organization focusing on “programs of emotional support, education and hope for people impacted by cancer at no charge so that no one faces cancer alone.”
Since we sell our jewelry internationally, and since everyone, it seems, knows someone touched by cancer, we thought that connecting to CSC was a good thing. As we got to know Kim Thiboldeaux, the dynamic Executive Director, and her exceptional team, the relationship really started to flourish. Since that meeting we have steadily increased our involvement and commitment to CSC.
I’ve designed a collection of exclusive jewelry for them, based around a tree of life charm and their logo, a rising sun. We’ve hosted fund and friend-raising trunk shows in the Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Research Center, at company headquarters in Washington, and at the annual awards gala in New York. Last year Robbin and I were honored to be among the recipients of a CSC award for our efforts.
And since the loss of my own Mother to ovarian cancer last year, we have expanded our collection of ‘John Wind Jewelry for Good’ with CSC as the beneficiary. It is an important and loving organization, and I encourage you to spread the word to anyone you know who might benefit from it.
Learn more about CSC and find out how to get involved.