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Win raffle prizes for GREY2K USA fundraising dinner in Oracle, Ariz. 2011/05/31

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Win prizes and help greyhounds!  If you cannot make it to Oracle, AZ for the GREY2K USA annual fund-raising dinner on June 4, but you still want to virtually participate, check out these fabulous prizes below.

Buy tickets online and send a private message to Karyn Zoldan on Facebook with what prizes you want to win or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com. She will put your tickets in the bin/s of what you want to win. Tickets are $3/each or 4 for $10. Winners need not be present or need not live in Tucson or Arizona. Must purchase tickets online no later than June 3 at 7 pm Pacific time.

There are prizes for women, men, foodies, art lovers, dogs, animal advocates, desert dwellers, and people who want to get away.  Win an original oil painted pet portrait of your dog, cat, horse OR bird by Valarie Wolf. Here’s an example of her exquisite art work but it would be your pet instead.  

Win your pet here


Jewelry & Accessories

Awesome Amber – Amber beaded necklace with stunning metal/beaded pendant and matching dangling earrings with gold tone greyhounds plus lightly woven scarf in a complimentary color, the colors make us think of Sedona sunsets, donated by Janis Mock-Jones, Sedona artist amd greyhound adopter ($85 value)

amber pendant necklace + earrings

Judith Leiber Sunglasses with case – donated by Bonnie Kay, Tucson animal supporter ($300)

Peruvian Plus – Silver ring – 925 silver from Peru, with South American spondylus stone leaf-designed pendant and earrings (not pierced);  – donated by Maru Vigo, PETA advocate ($75 value)
–Bracelet to compliment – donated by Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts ($35 value)

Seductive in Silver – Wire-wrapped silver, maille, and blue-ish Swarovski crystal bracelet and matching earrings (pierced) create a timeless aura for every goddess, donated by Luann Jamison, Tucson jewelry designer & greyhound adopter ($250 value)

wire wrapped jewelry for your inner goddess

Six Beading Divas Bracelets –  You probably want to keep them all but share the wealth and give some as gifts…or not. Every bracelet is handmade from donated beads. GREY2K USA won these 6 bracelets during the Beading Divas Bead Drive Contest. ($120 value).  Stunning and in a variety of colors!



Meteorite Men Memorabilia – For fans of the Science Channel’s award-winning Meteorite Men TV-show, receive an autographed book especially for the greyhound advocate, tshirt, and signed photo by Geoffrey Notkin – Donated by Mr. Notkin ($100 value)
Cooking for Geeks – cookbook for you guys who want to know the chemistry and physics of cooking – Donated by Circle of Food blog-412 pages ($35 value)

Meteorite Men memorabilia



Food for Thought – red picnic basket filled with: (Tucson based)
Gift certificate to Elle Wine Bistro, donated by chef/owner Jeff Fuld ($20 value)
Gift certificate to Lovin’ Spoonfuls, donated by Peggy Raisglid ($15 value)
Donated by Karyn Zoldan/Circle of Food blog:
Bottle of wine/Immortal Zin, Storied Dishes-food anthology/cookbook, kitchen accessories and goodies ($75 value)



–Desert Sunrise— mixed media,  Desert Sunrise,  9 x 13-inches, by Loren Dawn, Tucson artist and greyhound adopter ($95 value)

Folk Art Fabric Doll– Jumping over the Moon, put together muslin, paint, and adornment for this one-of-a-kind hanging doll, donated by Oracle artist & dog lover, Anne Lucic ($50 value)

Hanging Folk Art Fabric Doll

Desert Sunrise - mixed media

–Hearts AFire– framed limited edition photography, 19 x 15-inches by Mary S. Freeman, Tucson photographer and greyhound adopter, former president of Arizona Greyhound Rescue ($75 value)

Hearts AFire - limited edition photography

–Hounds Ride – framed photography, 12 x 15-inches by Suzanne Morrison, Back Country Photography, karate teacher, and  greyhound adopter ($55 value)

by Suzanne Morrison

–Original Pet PortraitThis is your chance to win a 5 x 7-inch unframed oil painting portrait of your dog, cat, bird, or horse (one pet only can be in the portrait); you supply the photos; expires 12/31/11 – ($350 value) by Valarie Wolf, award-winning painter and GREY2K USA board member ($350 value)



Big Bad Doggy Goodies Basket  ( Tucson based)

* Nutritional Analysis Consultation –  donated by Janet Forrer, DVM, Sunrise Pet Clinic ($110 value)
* Custom 3-piece matching tag collar, martingale collar & leash – donated by Greyt Escape  ($49 value)
* Brush & Bath grooming –  donated by Pet Designs ($30 value)
* Greyhound pillow – donated by Angy Shearer, greyhound adopter ($35 value)
* Plus toys, treats, trinkets – donated by Tucson Tails, pet blog  ($50 value)

3-pc set by Greyt Escape



One night stay for 2 people at C.O.D. Ranch & Retreat  in Oracle, Ariz., subject to availability, dog friendly, no expiration date, donated by COD Ranch. P.S. Oracle is always cooler than Tucson or Phoenix.



GREY2K USA canvas bag filled with tshirt, button, gold toned greyhound pin, bumper sticker, and vegan cookbook, The Conscious Cook ($75 value)



10 free passes to the Desert Museum in Tucson, expires March 2012, donated by Tim Vimmerstedt, marketing director of the museum and greyhound adopter


Additional photos available upon request

Tucson: Buy Beading Divas’ fundraising bracelets 2011/05/15

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Bracelet display for GREY2K USA

Tucson bracelet display for May

For the month of May, Beading Divas to the Rescue is selling bracelets for GREY2K USA Education Fund which does under cover investigations, videos, and advertisements to educate people about greyhound racing cruelty.

We started last week with 80+ bracelets in our online Etsy store and sold a great many and are building up inventory. Thanks to Diva Michelle for uploading them so quickly and for Honorary Diva Noni for adding some to the stash.

However, if you’re local to Tucson there’s a great selection at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 520-624-9954 or a smaller selection at Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Avenue, 770-6045.

Here’s Diva Lizzie Mead, owner of Silver Sea Jewelry readying the bracelets for shipping. It’s quite a production how many hands and hearts go into this endeavor.     (Photos by Diva Loren Dawn)

Bracelets for your wrist

Lizzie shows off the bracelets

Bracelet fundraiser supports dog track investigations, videos, ads 2011/05/10

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Buy me to support dog racing investigations

For the month of May, Beading Divas to the Rescue is selling bracelets for GREY2K USA Education Fund.

The Education Fund pays for investigations, videos, commercials, and advertisements that inform people about the horrors of greyhound racing and why it must end.

The Education Fund is especially near and dear to the hearts of the Beading Divas because of an under cover investigation of the Tucson dog track which aired on KOLD-TV  in December 2010. You can watch it here.  The dogs are confined in cages all day wearing damn muzzles!  The GM compares the dog track to the Taj Mahal.

And here’s the longer video. You can see more and hear more and learn how our poor greyhounds live while in the racing environment in South Tucson.

The Education Fund pays for these kinds of undercover investigations, professionally-made videos, commercials, and advertisements. Images always trump words.

Please help support these ongoing activities. Greyhound racing is a cruel and dying sport. It must end.

BUY BRACELETS ONLINE: You can buy bracelets for $20/each (goes directly to the Fund) + $4 S&H.

In Tucson, there’s a large selection at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 520-624-9954 and a smaller selection at Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave., 520-770-6045.

May 2011: Buy bracelets to benefit GREY2K USA Education Fund 2011/05/01

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Eye candy for your wrist

Buy me to benefit GREY2K USA Education Fund

For the month of May 2011, one-of-a-kind handmade bracelets will benefit GREY2K USA Education Fund which is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping greyhounds. Their mission is to spread the word about these gentle dogs and promote adoption efforts nationwide.

A special limited edition charm will be available for the first 40 bracelets…  THIS CHARM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS THE FIRST 40 BRACELETS SOLD! You will still love your beautiful bracelet which goes to a wonderful cause.

Every bracelet comes with a paw print charm.

The cost of each bracelet is $20/each + shipping. All money (less $4 for S&H) goes directly to GREY2K USA Education Fund.

For our extensive online selection, click here.

To buy bracelets in Tucson, visit Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts at 330 N. 4th Avenue in the 4th Avenue Shopping District, 520-624-9954, or at Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave., 777-6045.

The bracelet featured in the photo is called, “Mad about Saffron.”

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