Sunday, March 9, 2014

Introducing BE THE GOLD Mini Badges!

Introducing BE THE GOLD mini badges!

These pint-sized pins pack a big awareness punch. Great to wear anywhere; school, work, while running errands, a PTA meeting, in a YouTube video, Instagram pic, anywhere!

Making them is easy!

Step 1.) Print out a sheet of Mini Badges by CLICKING HERE and then clicking on the print icon.
(preferably on white card stock)

Step 2.) Cut out the badges! (Tip: A paper cutter/slicer will make this a breeze!)

Step 3.) Laminate! Make sure to leave some room around each individual badge and cut each out. (Tip: Thicker lamination works best.)

Step 4.) Attach an self-Adhesive Bar Pin to the back. (Tip: These are easily found at your local Walmart in the jewelry/craft making section and cost around $2 for a pack of 20.)


Make one or dozens! Share with friends!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


What an exciting day! 3 Million views on #bethegold YouTube videos and counting!

"Only Hope" cover by the Gardiner Sisters

Thank you to all the supporters and especially the awesome Youtubers that have worked so hard to help this cause. Yesterday the Gardiner Sisters debut their stunning cover of "Only Hope" in support of BE THE GOLD. The video's cinematography was just amazing and the girls sound goose-bumps-good. It is just magical to watch and listen to.

And the sisters are through yet! They are following up the video with a challenge,

"Our Gardinerds are the BEST! Thank you for all your support so far in joining us in the @bethegold campaign! Repost this photo to help raise awareness for childhood cancer and tweet it at us using ‪#‎bethegold‬ and we'll follow you on Twitter." (Posted by them on their Facebook this morning,)

The Gardiner Sisters can be found at:

Twitter: @gardinersisters
Instagram: @gardinersistersofficial

 More #bethegold YouTube videos coming soon!  I. can. not. wait. :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

2 Million!!!

#bethegold videos reaches 2 MILLION views!

What a great day!
Thank you all for your support!

In related news, I have been reaching out to some of my favorite Youtubers and I'm excited to say that more videos are coming soon.

To check out the videos so far CLICK HERE.

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for all the support and lovely comments from you all! I am doing my best and working hard at this and it feels amazing that it is making a difference! Thank You so much!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Belated Halloween!

My son, Dallin (5 years old), cancer kid and the inspiration behind BE THE GOLD, wearing his homemade GOLD C3PO Halloween costume. Photo by Mindy Weston Photography.

Happy belated Halloween everyone!

I know it is almost Thanksgiving but I just had to share this super cute photo of my son in his Halloween costume! He was C3PO! Yes, he was rockin' the GOLD!

This was actually a homemade costume I made for him. He asked for this months ago, when he first discovered Star Wars, so I had plenty of time to plan, design and make the costume. In fact, the whole family was in on the action with Star War themed costumes! It was A WHOLE LOT of work! We thought to make the photos extra authentic by having actual Tatooine-like sand dunes in the background. I just love how this one turned out! Actually this is the only photo I have seen from the session. This is just a preview as the other photos aren't back yet. Mindy was kind enough to take these photos. She is awesome! She is the super talented photographer behind the official website photos a well.

In other news, after a bit of a video hiatus, more #bethegold videos are right around the corner! So excited! Stay tuned!

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Zumbathon Gold-Style

Homemade BE THE GOLD shirt with iron-on badge in the front and logo on the back! How COOL is THAT!?!

A friend of mine recently posted some pictures of an event she hosted. She is a certified Zumba instructor. She and 11 other instructors shared 90 minutes of Zumba dancing at a Zumbathon Cancer Kickin' Party.

The event raised money for the American Cancer Society and didn't focus on one specific cancer. Rather, it was an energetic event bringing people together to fight cancer as a whole.

Everyone was asked to wear their favorite cancer color for support. My friend decided to BE THE GOLD for the event. She event made a super cool homemade BE THE GOLD t-shirt as well as some printable badges for herself and her kids. I am really lovin' the t-shirt and will have to make one for myself in the near future!

Thank you Rebecca for being so awesome at BEing THE GOLD! I was delighted to have such a great spokesperson for GOLD at the event!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Website Overhaul

Revamped site at
After a night of feverishly updating, editting and revamping... I am please to announce the newest version of our website is live!

Visit it at!

I was up until 2am working on this last night. I had been wanting to reboot the look of the site for weeks now but couldn't decide on the direction to take it. I was also worried that my website messin' would result in a mess or in a irreversible disappointment, so I kept holding back. After being hit with some major inspiration this week, I just had to take the plunge and reboot everything.

I was going for a more fresh and interactive vibe and I think I managed to get what I was looking for. There is still alot more tweeking to do, namely; some infographics for The Plan tab, the social media shout-outs need posting as well as some other extra pages to be made.

All and all, I am very happy with it even though at 2am, when I pressed "publish" on the site, I had a mini heart attack. But even in the clear light of day this morning, I am still happy I did.

So what do you think? YAY? Nay? Meh?
Any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013



This morning we hit 1,000,000 combined views. In fact, we are exactly 1,000,020 as I type. :)

Two #BeTheGold videos from Evynne Hollens
So far we have a total of 9 videos from 8 different YouTube content creators.

Evynne Hollen's has two videos currently posted. One being her beautiful "Fields of Gold" video and secondly, an uplifting vlog video.

Rounding off the rest of the current videos is a video from arguably the most popular kid on YouTube, EvanTube HD. Next is a beautiful embossed card tutorial from Catherine Pooler. Then a generous video from the super talented Mark Crilley. He celebrated his 300th YouTube video by featuring this BE THE GOLD video! He even broke out some copic markers and made his chibi drawing one of only a handful of videos featuring color. WOW! Finally, is an adorable Golden Snitch hair clip tutorial from the equally adorable Lauren Fatherweather.

More #BeTheGold videos from other awesome YouTubers!

With all of these awesome and eclectic videos, and more to come in the coming weeks and months, I had to update the video icon key. I also plan to add about 2 to 3 more icons to it this month.

Updates Icon Legend key!

Maybe it is a little OCD of me, but I love icon keys/legends! I am in awe that this list needs so many different icons! It is so awesome!

So keep your eye out for more videos! More coming soon. To make sure you don't miss any, be sure to like our Facebook page. I post new videos link there first!

My heart feels like bursting over the overwhelming support from the YouTube community! I am so appreciative of their willingness to contribute their time, talent, resources, and name to this movement! They are generous beyond words and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to know them a little better! Thank you current and future #BeTheGold YouTubers. You are more awesome than you know!

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