Connie's Crusaders Inc. was formed after our president, Susan Jonas lost her dear mom, Connie Erickson, to pancreatic cancer after only an eighteen month courageous battle. Connie passed on September 12th, 2015 and this event changed the lives of many forever. Pancreatic Cancer is the #3 killer and the only one with a single digit survival rate. Currently, it's at 9 % after 5 years from diagnoses. Our goal is to double this number to 18% by 2020. Our organization is on a mission and will not stop raising money to increase survival rate and one day hear the magical words " a CURE has been found!!"
Connie's Crusaders Inc. have done many fundraising events. One of our biggest fundraisers to date is developing a line of "Connie's Creations"artwork. Connie Erickson was an amazing artist and calligrapher, albeit a humble one. Susan Jonas discovered her zentangle artwork, and decided to create an entire line to sell at art shows in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. We continue to expand this line of artwork to keep it fresh with new items added every year. We sell ceramic Tiles, canvases, prints, ornaments among other items.
Our organization does several other events throughout the year to continue the funding for research and development. We hold the CONNIE CRUSADERS GOLF OUTING every year at Walden Ponds Golf Club, in Fairfield Twp. which is very successful. Another fundraiser we hold is a Wine Tasting, in Louisville Ky at Lake Forest Country Club. These two fundraisers, along with our Connie's Creations, have gotten us to the #1 team at our Purplestride walk we participate in every August in Louisville, Ky.
We have currently raised over $30,000 in the last two years, since the passing of Connie Erickson and will continue to raise money until this cancer has been cured. All money we collect is donated to the pancreatic cancer action network. Their Purplestride walks throughout the country bring awareness to this #3 killer and are making a difference one city at a time. We will continue to grow our organization through company donations, events and ongoing selling of Connie's Creations.
Thanks for hearing our story and God Bless!!!
"It was a beautiful day, lots of fun & a great time, (even though I didn't get to golf)! You gals did a great job putting it all together! Loved getting to see you.." - Jen V.
"Most amazing golf outing I've participated in and I've attended many. Pure perfection filled with love!" - Mary S.
"I got mine in the mail today - the pictures don't do them justice. Thanks so much!! They are abolutely stunning!! It's never too early to think about Christmas Gifts.."
Come join us for our 6th annual Connie's Crusaders wine and bourbon tasting at the Lake Forest Country Club. Join us for light appetizers and the wine and bourbon tasting. Back by popular demand, is our wine pull and live auction. October 23rd 6PM-9PM. All proceeds are being donated to pancreatic cancer research in Connie Erickson's name. Read more
There are several ways to help Connie's Crusaders Inc. raise money for The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. You can be a participant in our annual Connie's Crusaders Golf Outing in Cincinnati, OH, attend our annual Wine Tasting in Louisville, Ky or become part of our Purplestirde team and walk with us every August in Louisville Ky. All of these events raise money for our cause and help us get closer to a solution and cure for pancreatic cancer.
Connie's Crusaders donates all proceeds to the pancreatic cancer action network, so donations are greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.
Volunteers are needed for our golf outing June 2nd, 2018. Please go to the events page to sign up if you are able to help us.