Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Give Thanks. Walk.

Every month I post information about a pediatric cancer charity. This month instead of highlighting a new charity I decided to highlight St. Jude's Give Thanks. Walk. It takes place in November, and we have participated in it for the past two years. Our goal this year is to raise $300 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and we are almost half way there at $135. Won't you help us reach our goal and save lives? And don't forget, it's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so spread the word! If you can't donate, you could always share this post and encourage your friends to donate.

Who We Are: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

What We Do: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

How To Donate: You can click here to go to our fundraising page.

How To Participate At An Event Near You: Visit www.givethankswalk.org to find a city near you that is hosting a walk!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

If you're looking for the GUTGAA post, you can find it here!

September is here, and with it comes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Many, many people want to pass over pediatric cancer. It's a painful subject, after all, something no one really wants to think about. I know this because I used to be one of these people.
Now? Now I tend to talk about it all the time. I want to spread awareness because awareness helps fund research, and research helps save lives. Did you know that 1 in 330 kid get cancer? That is a lot of kids. Did you know that pediatric cancers are DIFFERENT than adult cancers, requiring different treatments? Furthermore, did you know that pediatric cancer gets the least amount of research funding? Only 3% of the money from the American Cancer Society goes to pediatric research. Three percent.

This month I'll be doing a post each week to highlight this special month, and it's my hope to encourage you all to spread awareness. We made the video below to help spread awareness. I hope you'll not only watch it, but share it as well. Go for the Gold!

(sorry I couldn't get the actual video to show up. I've done it before but for some reason it wasn't working this time!)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

All About Me (GUTGAA post)

Hi everyone! If you're here looking for one of my regular posts please check back on Tuesday. I will be posting something that I promise will make everyone smile, no matter who you are!

If you're here for GUTGAA (Gearing Up To Get An Agent) you're in the right place! Thanks for stopping by, and here's a bit about me.

-Where do you write? Answer: Usually in my bedroom at night.

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? Answer: Ha! Hubby's pillow. Yes, I write sitting in bed.

-Favorite time to write? Answer: Nightime. The girlies are asleep by then and it's quiet.

-Drink of choice while writing? Answer. Water. Always water.

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Answer: Silence!

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? Answer: Cupcakes, and weirdly enough it came in a dream (yes, I mean that).

-What's your most valuable writing tip? Answer: Always keep learning. You never know when something's going to actually sink in and you'll finally "get" it.