First I want to thank each and every one of you who shared your computer's screen resolution with me. I have been so busy today preparing for the holidays that I was unable to respond to comments, but you all have been hugely helpful! I guess I will be doing a bit of work to fix that banner. :)
The other day while I was watching some program on tv, a mention of neuroblastoma was made and it quickly reminded me of my little friend Morgan. It was a bittersweet moment and reminded me how thankful I am for my children.
Morgan was a free spirit and I'm betting she would have loved being a fiber grrl. So much creativity and spirit this small child held in her being.
Morgan lost her battle with Neuroblastoma at a very young and tender age almost 2 years ago. You can read more about my connection with this dear little girl here.....and you can read her mom's story here.
I know that people squirm at times when they hear the word donate and I know that many times in conjunction with donations come prizes. This time around I am not going to include prizes, but rather speak from the heart. I know that these are hard economic times and donations are not as easy as they once were, but I am hoping that some of you might think about donating one or two lunches to Lunch for Life.
The Lunch for Life program is as simple as it sounds. ..........
Every year, the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation has a special holiday fundraiser. This fundraiser challenges us to give up the cost of one lunch to help fight this cancer. They have figured that:
"If just one of us told five friends to give up lunch today, and asked that the next day they asked five of their friends to do the same...and those five friends asked five of their friends to do the same on the next day and so on for the next ten days...Do you know how much money could be raised?........At just five dollars per lunch that would raise $9,765,625.00 in ten days."
As little as $5 adds a virtual ornament onto a Christmas tree for her. The hopes are to fill it all the way!!
Every donation (and all of the money) goes to help fund neuroblastoma research and support for this devastating children's cancer.
I have made a new donation this year, and, if you chose to make a donation, each ornament you add to the tree can be doubled.
Their website is: https://www.lunchforlife.org/Donate.aspx
To make a donation and have your ornament(s) doubled, use the name of Morgan Betz and then the code# 31162 . You can use the lunch for life link on my sidebar as well to get to the Christmas tree donation page.
[This organization is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and the family endorses it.]
While I know the times have made money tight, I am hoping that some of you will join me in giving the Betz's a Christmas present from the heart.....
Help me fill Morgan's tree again this year :).