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Fundraising continues…

We’ve added a new section to the website, called Awareness Links.  This section contains links to both our internal Fundraising Products for Sale shopping cart, as well as to the individual shopping pages for the Jewels for Hope bracelets.


Portions of the profits from the sale of these two custom Jewels for Hope custom designed blue and black bracelets are donated toA Cure In Sight™! “Look Great & Donate!” with Jewels for Hope.

Spread Awareness with Jewelry!!

They’re here!  Last week Jewels for Hope generously agreed to custom design a bracelet to help raise funds for A Cure In Sight™.  Yesterday, they announced the design for this bracelet featuring the ACIS™ colors of Blue and Black!


You can help spread awareness buy purchasing this bracelet. You can also help by LIKING the Facebook pages forA Cure In Sight™ and Jewels for Hope. And if you are on Pinterest make sure to Pin this bracelet, too! Watch for a mens/unisex design coming soon!

Jewels For Hope

On Tuesday I was watching TV and the show Better Connecticut was on. Better Connecticut is a lifestyle show on WFSB Channel 3, hosted by Scot Haney (weatherman and one of the funniest guys around) and Kara Sundlun (who anchors Eyewitness News at Noon).

The segment was called “Better Style: Beautiful Hand-made Jewelry for a Great Cause”.  The segment featured a local Connecticut company called Jewels for Hope. The jewelry was beautiful and the owners mentioned that they donated to a lot of causes!

I immediately visited their website

“At Jewels For Hope you’ll find the classic style of Audrey Hepburn, the bohemian look of Janice Joplin, and the sassy feel of Betsey Johnson, all made from the heart. Sandy and Stevie love to work with the best materials such as Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Pearls, and one-of-a-kind vintage pendants.”

I’m not a “girly girl” and these bracelets and other Jewels for Hope jewelry were both stylish and very 2013!!  The website even featured men from the entertainment industry wearing the bracelets.  This seemed too good to be true…but I thought what can it hurt to try…I posed on the Jewels for Hope Facebook page and asked if they would consider adding A Cure In Sight to their list of charities they donate to.

Stevie Lynn D’Andrea, Co-Owner/Manager of Jewels for Hope got back to us – and we are excited to announce:  Jewels for Hope will be designing a bracelet to benefitA Cure In Sight™!

Jewels for Hope is working on a bracelet design just for us, featuring the ACIS colors of dark blue and black. Here is a sample of two bracelets just so readers can get an idea of the really trendy look of these bracelets…the blue and clear crystal bracelet is from their “Save the Sound” line; the green & white Graffiti Print bracelet in the “Sandy Hook” line, and benefits The Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship.


sandy hookWhen shoppers order our bracelet, Jewels for Hope will make a donation toA Cure In Sight™! This affiliation can really raise awareness for Ocular melanoma in addition to helping with our fundraising efforts…Stevie will be going to The 2013 Oscars Gift Lounge next month representing The Artisan Group at The GBK Gift Lounge!!!

Can you picture your favorite star wearing the “A Cure In Sight” bracelet some day…I can!

NEW! Pura Vida Bracelets

NEW! Pura Vida Bracelets for A Cure In Sight™ Fundraising!

PURA_VIDA bracelets

Every bracelet is 100% waterproof. Go surf, snowboard, or even take a shower with them on. Wearing your bracelets every day only enhances the natural look and feel. Every bracelet is unique and hand-made therefore a slight variation in color combination may occur.

Every bracelet purchased helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica through Pura Vida AND helps raise funds for our Mission of helping to help patients get to treatment facilities and pay for treatments that are denied by insurance or are too costly for the patient to receive.

To order please go to our Fundraising Products for Sale Page!

Ocular Melanoma Meet & Greet – Southern CA

Southern California Ocular melanoma Meet and Greet

This is a Social Event for people with Ocular melanoma to gather and share and touch base, coordinated by Melody Burchett Kling*

DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Greater Los Angeles area (location to be determined)

Thank you to the Facebook Group Ocular melanoma Friends & Family who have allowed us to share this event on their page. Ocular melanoma Friends & Family is an example of a closed and PRIVATE Facebook community for patients battling uveal melanoma as well as their friends, family and care providers; just send an email to if you would like to Join.

*This Event is being organized byA Cure In Sight™ founder, Melody Burchett Kling, but the event is not affiliated with nor sponsored by ACIS or any other organization or individual.

Our New Shopping Cart is Live!

Thanks to Galanova for our logo and our ribbon design work! Always a great job!

Thanks also to Mike Malcolm for donating his time to design, order and make our beautiful ocular melanoma Awareness sterling silver and enamel ribbon jewelry collection for us.

Ribbon Charm ACIS

Supportocular melanoma awareness by wearing a ribbon!  Our new Shopping Cart page is live today!

CancerCare Financial Assistance

In 2009 Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc. approved a Grant of $375,000 to CancerCare, Inc. The Grant is to provide financial assistance and counseling and referral services to 180 Tri-State New York area residents with ocular cancer and other vision-affecting cancers and to help broaden the program’s support base by institutionalizing a direct mail campaign. (1)


Financial assistance is granted to patients who meet CancerCare’s eligibility criteria. (2)

For more information call CancerCare at 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).



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