Thursday, April 14, 2011
Breaking Open Some Boxes For A Cause
Back a bit ago, I mentioned my wife's mission to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation through the 3-Day For The Cure event. She's been doing great (although the moving did interfere with training a little but we are finding new routes.) She has raised 17% of her goal so far (which she needs to accomplish by around August. It also happens to be a big garage sale happening within our new community and... well, it just makes sense to use it to raise money towards her goal. So, on Saturday Apr. 16th, you will find me behind a table maybe with a stereo going. The location could be found here.
Funny thing about moving is that we've been going through a lot of boxes recently and found that I still have an odd CD or two, some DVDs, lamps and other stuff gathering dust for the sale. Here's the interesting part. I know that not everyone has money to donate to a great cause like breast cancer research. But it amazes me how we can all find junk we are close to throwing away (as we don't all have time to hold a garage sale... especially for just a few items.) So, if you'd like to help me, help Kerry, help the Susan G. Komen Foundation by donating those items for the sale, we'd love to have them and would cherish your support. Most of you have ways to get ahold of me (especially via Facebook) and if you'd like to drop something off (old plates, appliances... heck, this could be a long list) just drop me a line. If you are in the area that day, feel free to stop by as well. Kerry will also be selling some pink rubber-like wristbands (think LiveStrong meets boobies) and some bracelets specifically for the charity.
During the week, we heard from a member of our family that went through a breast cancer scare. One of the hardest things about dealing with the disease is that it's hard to talk about when you are waiting just to find out how test results are. Since starting this journey we've also found more and more family and friends that have fought this disease. So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for contemplating or even reading any of this.