After losing her husband to stage 4 colon cancer in 2012, Nancy Forbes wanted to do something in his memory. So she decided to sign up as a Pie in the Sky pie seller and raise funds to help others battling life-threatening illness. That year, she sold 89 pies, enough to win bragging rights as our #1 pie seller. She’s been selling pies ever since. So far this year, she has sold more than 72 pies and is currently in the top pie-seller position!
The recipe for her success? Nancy believes Pie in the Sky is a delicious way to raise money for a great cause.
“A lot of people say, ‘I don’t like pie’ or ‘I can’t have sugar, calories, etc,’” said Nancy. “So I began saying, ‘I know some people can’t tolerate sugar, gluten, are on a diet, or don’t like pie; that’s okay! One of the choices is to buy a pie for a Project Angel Heart client, which is completely sugar, gluten, and calorie free!’ I also found it helpful to ask people to buy enough for Thanksgiving and Christmas, or another holiday, and then freeze them to enjoy later.”
Nancy also asks friends and family to share a link to her pie page on their own social media pages.
Thanks for sharing your story, Nancy, and for being a “stellar pie seller” since 2012! Click here to visit Nancy’s pie page.
During the month of November, we’ll recognize a Stellar Pie Seller each week. A Stellar Pie Seller is someone who has sold at least 8 pies, has a unique or creative method of selling pies, or simply has an inspiring story! If you or someone you know is a Stellar Pie Seller, let us know!