Bruce Krier, member of the founding board of AOMS, was selecting the jewelry piece for our golf spectacular Rose Raffle at a Jewelry store in Cedarburg. He was telling the clerk about the purpose for the jewelry piece and about Angel On My Shoulder and our work. A very nice woman (another patron) overheard the story and was touched by what she heard Bruce relay about Angel’s support of those affected by cancer. As a kind gesture of caring, she wanted to give something meaningful to AOMS and chose a bracelet with a special charm which she then gave to Bruce in support of our mission. The bracelet originated from the warm heart of a wonderful woman inspired by AOMS.
Touched by this woman’s kindness and caring, Bruce then began a heartwarming and meaningful tradition of presenting the bracelet with a charm he added to another of “Angel’s ” Angels. The first year (2009) recipient was our remarkable AOMS board member and cancer survivor, Molly Ahlborn, who then added another precious charm and presented it to Lolly Rose, Founder/Executive Director of AOMS, at the 2010 golf spectacular. Another charm was then added by Lolly and passed forward to Angel’s very own above and beyond board member, Kathy Mathie, at the 2011 golf spectacular.
Throughout the year, Kathy proudly wore this very special bracelet and has added another heartwarming charm that she is honored to present to this year’s (2012) recipient, Jane Hunter, of Volm Bag Co. in Antigo, WI. Jane’s husband, Mike, made his heavenly transition in September of 2006 following a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Jane and Mike (Jane still is and we always feel Mike’s presence in spirit) have been with us since the inception of this phenomenal event with unending and incredible support through Volm Bag’s Masters Level sponsorship, Masters Level sponsorship through the Michael and Jane Hunter Foundation and front line bidding on the silent and live auctions. Jane and her family continue to be right there “with us and for us” to ensure that our “Spectacular” will always be the incredible success it has become. It is truly an “Angel” privilege to have Jane Hunter carry on this meaningful tradition in support of those living with or affected by cancer.