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You didn’t ask me to take on a cause. You didn’t ask me to decide to learn to run in my first trimester of pregnancy and raise $2,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Those of you within the Down syndrome community think that since it’s not about orphans and it doesn’t have “Down syndrome” in the title, it’s not related to our kids with Down syndrome. Oh, but it does. Our kids with Down syndrome are 15-20% more likely than kids without Down syndrome to contract a blood cancer. The child you are hoping and wanting to adopt and save from an institution? This child too, has a 15-20% higher risk of leukemia. Your child that you love with a fierceness that keeps you advocating even when it hurts? Yes, that child of beauty is included in that percentage.

Those of you within the “non-disabled” community, you say, great, great! This does a lot of good! But you also think it’s not going to touch you in some way. Oh, but it will. If not you directly, I can money-back guarantee you that unless and until we find a cure for cancer, there will be someone in your life that you love that will battle this.

Those of you within the disabled community, you say, wonderful, we care – but it’s not disability-specific. You are not talking about hearing research, stem cell research, something that is directly related to us. Oh… but my friends. It is. That’s the point. It’s directly to related to ALL OF US. Everyone. With and without disability. Man, woman and child. Every human being stands at risk while we have yet to find a cure.

It’s not going away until we do something about it.

“Doing something” involves research.

My cause is your cause. It’s for all of us. It’s for your future, your children’s future. It’s for your loved ones, my loved ones. It’s in honor of and in memory of those that are fighting for their lives right now – this very moment – as well as those that have died of this.

Give. Give today, give even if it seems too small – every dollar counts. Even if it’s one. Even if it’s 5, 10, 20 – 200 – 500. Whatever you can afford. And even if you think you can’t, give.

In a token of appreciation for your generosity, each donation will be entered to win in this giveaway. Amounts noted below

Choice of Helmet (Man/Woman/Child) from Alameda Bicycle

Alameda Bicycle had generously contributed ONE bicycle helmet of your choice to this Giveaway. They are so super-cool, you want ’em all, don’t you!

Alameda Bicycle: They sell bikes, lead family rides in Alameda, participate actively in community events, offer bike clinics, road ride info, run the Bike Stations at BART (Berkeley, Ashby, Embarcadero and Fruitvale), and in general, make the world a greener, brighter and happier place.

“Like” them on Facebook, please. They are worth liking.

 Flip Camera, generous donation from Anonymous

The Mino HD Flip Camera:  Making video capture and share as easy as simply pushing a button. The easiest, most intuitive tool for parents ever. Worth over $120

$50 Gift Certificate from Amazon

…for anything you want. Apply towards a Kindle? Books? Towards some snappy pants or shoes! All your choice! Worth: $50 


Earth Mama Angel Baby: Three New Soaps

Earth Mama Angel Baby presents safe, pure soap for the whole family, Natural Non-Scents Hand to Toe Wash, Calm & Clean Hand to Toe Wash and Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash! Pure, natural and USDA Certified Made With Organic ingredients means Hand to Toe Clean for EVERY Body! NO toxins, NO Triclosan, just pure, clean organic soap from the most trusted name in mama, baby and family care. Three 5.3 oz bottles, $33 value.

47>46 T-Shirt: Donated by Heather Peet and Kelly Spiwak from Kelly’s Threads

This kids t-shirt is funny, direct and just.. awesome! I want one. $15+ dollar value

Set of Two Abstract Paintings by Me, from my Etsy Shop, With a Little Moxie

“Sunrise” and “Sunset”; these are nifty little corner-brighteners. They match pretty much any type of background. Lots of texture, sparkle embedded in the paint. They can be hung and viewed from any direction, any angle, keeping their viewing fresh and fun. Worth about $60 (unless you are talking to my mother, in which case they are priceless)

San Francisco Bay Area Residents: One Complete Bicycle Tune-Up by My One True Darling Man. You may call him Mike though.
His tuning will include:

-Complete check-over of bike
-Front and rear hub bearing adjustment
-Three point wheel truing (radial, lateral, spoke tension balance)
-Front and rear brake adjustment
-Front and rear derailer adjustment
-Bottom bracket adjustment
-Headset bearing adjustment
-Test ride

If you need more or if your bike has special needs, you can talk about it between yourselves and he can provide a solution. Worth: up to $100

To enter:
Full Rafflecopter below, but if you don’t have Javascript, it’s pretty simple. When you donate, you are entered. Donate directly on my Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraising Page HERE
The Giveaway will end on April 6th at 11pm

$5-10: 1 entry
20: 2

Each entry is added in $10 increments ($100 = 10 entries)

EVERY DONATION COUNTS – if you would like more entries, just donate some more!

You can watch the progress through the widget on the top right corner of this blog which also leads directly to my fundraising page.

100% of the money raised is tax deductible and goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Those of you who have already donated, I thought it only fair to add you to the Rafflecopter. If you’d like another entry, just donate some more! Thank you.

Please visit Oliver’s Page – the small Fighter and my inspiration. Send him and his family your love and keep them in your prayers, please.

Thank you.

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  1. going to donate ! love your heart, friend 🙂 I’m praying for sweet Oliver and his family !

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