Welcome to Creative Designs
We are two sisters, Jennie and Maryjane (Mj), on a mission. Our beginning was simple. Mj, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1998 at the age of 45. After her surgery and chemo, Mj – who has always had a passion for jewelry – designed a bracelet for herself and Jennie. Soon family and friends were asking for Mj’s bracelets and “Creative Designs” was born.
Our design portfolio grew
We included apparel and gifts, all of which are hand-crafted by us and other talented local artists using top quality materials. We offered our Designs at Women’s Expos and other Breast Cancer awareness and fundraising events with a portion of all sales donated to Breast Cancer research, education and awareness programs.
Life threw us more challenges as other family members were diagnosed with Cancer. In March 2003, Mj’s mother-in-law lost her battle with Lung and Pancreatic Cancer. In August 2003, our Dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer which metastasized to his spine. Two weeks later, Joe, Jennie’s husband was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Both Dad and Joe underwent surgery and chemotherapy. Dad struggled and passed away in April 2004. Joe is a Colon Cancer survivor.
So our designs expanded to include the other cancer colors
While these events were happening, it was becoming noticeable that our Mom was beginning to forget and more than just having a few “senior moments”. After being hospitalized due to dehydration, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
So, we added purple and the Forget-Me-Not flower – the color and the symbol for Alzheimer’s – to our Designs and we began working with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Although we continue to fundraise through events, we decided to combine our “Designs” and open a store. Thus, “Creative Designs” opened on September 19, 2009 in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Over the past 5 years, we have partnered with many local organizations supporting
their missions by participating in and organizing events, and with donations.
- The American Cancer Society – Great Lakes Division
- Relay For Life
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- ACS Cancer Action Network
- The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s
- Wigs 4 Kids – Michigan
- Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation
- Jack’s Jocks 5K Run/Walk
- Family Fun Day
- Autism Awareness Day at Comerica Park
- Team Angels Foundation
- Sharing & Caring (Beaumont Hospital)
- Macomb Charitable Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition – Detroit
- Shades of Pink Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity – Women’s Build
- Pancreatic Action Network
- Alana’s Foundation
Give us a call. We are ready assist you with your fundraising and special projects.