The 7th Annual Step "N" Out 5K
Our Arizona location participated in the Seventh Annual Step N Out 5K in November. The event raised money for pancreatic cancer research. This cause is near and dear to our hearts and we want to help wipe pancreatic cancer out of our lives, our families, and our community!
Miles for Miles
Together the staff from the Newnan and Carrollton stores helped to raise money for Miles who was diagnosed with leukemia this year. We enjoyed doing this as a team, but more importantly we are trying to help make a difference.
The Second Annual Cancer Wellness Walk
This event was not only to remember our loved ones we have lost, but to honor those still fighting by raising money for Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center. The Cancer Wellness Center is a facility which offers ongoing treatement, therapy, support, and classes to those who have battled and who are still battling this disease.
All of us at Lizard Thicket have a very close relationship with the girls in the Christian City Children's Village. We enjoy so much visiting once a month and participating in different crafts and activities with them! Our past activities have included making jewelry, tie-dying t-shirts, decorating cupcakes, hay rides, cook outs, decorating stockings at Christmas, and most recently a kickball game!
The Children's Village at Christian City offers life services, and a safe haven for children in crisis, ages 5-17. Often, the children there are victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Christian City's commitment is to minister to the needs of the children and their families by bringing about a healthy reunification. In circumstances where reunification is not possible, Christian City's goal is to provide a safe and loving home environment where the children can feel nurtured.
Visit Christian City's website to find out what you can do to help!
Fashion With Compassion
Lizard Thicket hosted the Second Annual Fashion With Compassion in the Spring of 2012 with the help of several other businesses in the community. We had so much fun putting this event together to benefit the Christian City Children's Village. We ended up raising over $10,000 with the help of our sponsors and guests!
Our Chandler, Arizona location participated in the stepNout 5K walk to fight against pancreatic cancer. They walked in memory of the Franchise Owner, Caroline Jordan's father who passed away from the disease.
Wellspring Living 5K Race
In September of 2011 the Peachtree City and Newnan stores participated in the Wellspring Living 5K Race. This was a cause that is very close to our heart. Wellspring Living was formed to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse overcome their broken pasts and move towards hopeful futures. Their mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through advocacy, education and treatment programs for girls and women. Wellspring's programs are a refuge for women and girls who need a chance to start over. Through therapy, education, life skills and spiritual renewal, the Wellspring programs give participants recovery tools for the body, soul and spirit.
To find out how you can help visit Wellspring Living's Website.
Relay for Life
In the Spring of 2011, the Peachtree City and Newnan Lizard Thicket locations participated in Relay for Life. Supporting the fight against cancer holds dear to many of our hearts. For Relay we walked in memory of Marcy Walker, who was the mother of one of our staff members, Jennifer Walker. Marcy lost her battle with cancer in 2008 when Jennifer was 15. We, together with Jennifer, want to help in the fight against cancer!