Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm interrupting my self-imposed moratorium on blogging while I'm trying to finish my book for two very important public service announcements.

My good friend Lu, voice of Speak and wonder dog/service dog-in-training Belle, is running a half marathon in January to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Here's a little bit of background:
As many of you know, my husband, Joe Finnegan died of complications from Crohn's Disease in January, 2004. My son, Ben was also recently diagnosed with Crohn's.

When those around you suffer, there's such a terrible feeling of helplessness. To combat that helplessness, I have joined the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) Team Challenge and will run the ING Miami Half Marathon in January, 2008. I am raising money for this very important cause and I'm asking you to help by making a contribution! Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly & securely. You will receive email confirmation of your donation and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. I thank you in advance for your support, and really appreciate your generosity!!

I encourage you to become one of Joe and Ben's Crohn-ies! (Hey, that's Lu's joke, not mine!)

I also wanted to call your attention to another worthy cause, Robert's Snow. Just this past August, Grace Lin, children's author & illustrator, lost her dear husband Robert Mercer, to cancer.

When Robert was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, Grace was inspired to write and illustrate a book, Robert's Snow, about a mouse not allowed in the snow. After the book was published in 2004, Grace gathered childrens' book illustrators to create special snowflakes to be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting sarcoma research at the Dana-Farber Institute. Since 2004, the Robert's Snow auction has raised over $200,000.

You can help fund cancer research AND buy some very cool artwork here.

We can't all run a half marathon or create works of art, but we can all do something to help fund research to help cure diseases that affect those people we know and love.


Now playing: The Cat Empire - Hello


Speak(er) said...

Thank-you, Sara!

Sara Latta said...

You're welcome...Crohn-y. Heh.