Loyal “American Idol” fans know that while David Cook hit a high as the winner of the 2008 competition, he also experienced a low as he watched his older brother, Adam, struggle with brain cancer.
As a result, many of Cook’s fans are choosing to make a difference by raising funds and awareness for cancer research. One such local effort is the David Cook Hoop Necklace for cancer research created by Nate McPherson and Greg Shelton of Spexton Jewelry. Fifty dollars of every sale of the David Cook Hoop will be donated on behalf of the David Cook Fans Conquering Cancer Tulsa Team (www.cookfanscc.com) to support Cook and the American Cancer Society with cancer research.
The designers, who have been handcrafting designer stainless-steel jewelry for the last five years, say that since a circle has no beginning or end, and no divisions, it is the perfect symbol of completeness, eternity and the essence of life.
“We are often approached to help with a myriad of fund-raising causes, which we love to do, but we’ve been searching for quite some time to find a cause that was really close to our hearts,” McPherson says. “Unfortunately, that cause found us as we recently lost a family member to uterine cancer, so we were very inspired to help other Cook fans in their efforts.”
The types of tools the pair use to make their stainless-steel jewelry make it impossible to create traditional cancer support jewelry items with ribbon symbols, so they created an elegant hoop necklace with a story of hope.
For more information or to place an order, visit www.spexton.com.