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This weekend was a Big Sunday venture for me. What is Big Sunday, you ask? It's when thousands of Southern Californians gather together with one mission in mind - to build community through community service. The biggest event of the year usually happens in the spring offering tons of opportunities to give back, help and join in on the fun.

 

There were so many choices on the Big Sunday website. Do I clean? Paint? Do I reach out to a school? A library? I finally decided to head over to VAPA to join the Lung Cancer Foundation of America for a morning of art making. I have my own familial history with cancer so this was perfect for me. The plan - Windsocks!

We created these beautiful windsocks to raise awareness about Lung Cancer. The most interesting thing I learned about this cancer is that it's not just attributed to smoking (first hand or second hand), as most would have you believe. There are genetic and environmental factors that put us all at risk. However, the research that goes into Lung Cancer is very minimal and without this research how we can take preventative measures?

Consider this post a beautiful tree with green and blue windsocks. You are now aware. If you have a moment, please head over LCFA to learn more.

Truth be told, this is the first time I heard of Big Sunday. It was through my involvement with River Day and Pine-Sol that I learned about the many different ways I can help make LA a better place to live. I think it's pretty cool that a brand like Pine-Sol extends it's cleaning efforts to bettering communities. I would also like to send a big thank you and congratulations to the organizers of Big Sunday - a 50,000 volunteer turn-out. Not bad!

(Post compensated by Pine-Sol. All opinions are my own)