Monday, September 15, 2014

NEGU! The Story of Joy Jars

When Emma was going through treatments, we heard about something called a Joy Jar. All I knew at the time was that it was some type of charity that sent jars of goodies to kids fighting cancer. I signed Emma up, and without too much of a wait we received a jar full of fun toys and games for Emma.

Fast forward a few years. Sometime over the summer I was contacted to help promote a book during September--Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I said I would be happy to help promote the book, which was touted as "an inspiration that would motivate a person to do something when they read the story of the girl behind this movement of hope."

I received the book in the mail at the beginning of September, and I started reading. Low and behold, it was the story of Joy Jars! I started reading it that very night. I shed tears, but I also smiled. What an inspiration this little girl was!

I can't recommend it enough, and I hope you'll check out Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and her Joy Jars.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Could you please let readers know about my campaign to fund kids' cancer research?

    From now through Christmas Day, I have made a pledge to donate all the royalties from my ebook, "Christmas Treats Kids CAN Make." That is over $2 donated from a $2.99 ebook! And if readers enter through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate another 15%. The full donation will also be made anytime someone just borrows "Christmas Treats Kids CAN Make" from the free Kindle library.

    All proceeds will be presented to Cookies for Kids Cancer, a foundation started by Gretchen Witt of King Arthur Flour after losing her little boy, Liam,to cancer.

    "Christmas Treats Kids CAN Make" is chock full of simple, kid-friendly, fun recipes. It is my dream that kids will read it and feel empowered to hold their own bake sales for Cookies for Kids Cancer.

    Christmas must be a tough time for Gretchen, after losing her little guy. Please help me unite moms and kids everywhere to make it a better day for her, and for all families facing childhood cancer.

    Such a simple, totally affordable, one-time way to give - Click a button, download a cute ebook with yummy recipes; maybe make some tasty memories with your kids. It would mean so much to these families...

    ...yet having made this pledge, I find I really am clueless about how to get the word out!
    Please, I don't want money, or reviews, or advertising; this is just one mom's idea of a great way to generate funding and save some young lives. Any chance you could help? I'm open to suggestions or any ideas you might have.

    Here is the story that inspired me...

    Info about the foundation...

    ...and my book...

    Thank You.


    Gail McGaffigan
    Author of "Christmas Treats Kids CAN Make"