Margaret’s Story | Every Day is a Gift
Philanthropic Efforts and Recognitions
Margaret Palmer Jewelry is proud to have been selected as the Super Bowl XLV Business Leadership Forum 2011 Impact Award recipient in the area of Social Responsibility.
In addition, Margaret Palmer Jewelry supports 20+ charities, donating beautiful pieces of jewelry and support for fundraising events. A portion of the proceeds from sales on this site provide support and encouragement to charities who base their outreach efforts on donations from organizations like Margaret Palmer Jewelry.
National Marrow Donor Program
Margaret has joined the National Marrow Donor Program, designing a line of jewelry that represents the awareness project that is so vital to the Foundation’s efforts. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the “Be the Match©” jewelry line benefits people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases. Be The Match© connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
Open Hearts and Open Minds
If each day is a gift, then one must approach it with an open heart and an open mind. Life certainly required flexibility when Margaret’s intention to spend a few years as a flight attendant turned into a thirty nine year career. Raising four wonderful, amazing children took center stage for quite some time. This required her to put her desire to make a real impact in the world through service on hold for a period of time. Margaret has spent the past years answering the call to support organizations like Be the Match© and a variety of other non profits.
Life is Full of Surprises
But the experience held a surprising gem. After numerous trips to China, Margaret found she enjoyed creating jewelry for friends back home. She had always considered a second career as a florist, so designing jewelry felt natural. Her talent piqued the interest of a friend who helped fundraise for the American Cancer Society. This friend asked Margaret to create a couple pieces for an upcoming event. Quite unexpectedly, a new life-passion was born.
Starting the Conversation
Margaret started The Cancer Pearls Collection™ to create beautiful, conversation-starting jewelry that would help in the fight against cancer through education and fundraising. Her bold, luminescent pearls represent each color of cancer.
Her challenge to those who wear her pieces: Start a conversation about cancer with as many people as possible. Talk about friends, family and coworkers who have faced or are facing cancer. Talk about the lesser-known types of cancer and their symptoms. Raise awareness, support your community and make a difference.
For more information, please read Maryah’s Story. Then browse Margaret’s Blog, where you will find information on past events, important facts, inspiring stories and more.
For a list of those who make Margaret Palmer Jewelry possible, please stop by our Acknowledgements page.