A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

The Coast Hills Foundation fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and Cottage Hospital was a lot of fun and the best part of it all is that they raised quite a sum of money! Gosh, they did an incredible job organizing this event! It made me happy to see so many people having fun and at the same time showing their commitment to help. I posted on my Facebook page:

 The three components of a successful fundraiser: alcoholic beverages, a speech that makes you cry, and expensive live auction items hahahhahahaha =D

Thank you Coast Hills Foundation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know how sometimes the timing of things in life make you shake your head in wonder? Well, one of those happened to me yesterday. I read the Saturday morning paper and it said that John Schneider would be playing at the St. Jude’s “Win A Home” drawing house at Trilogy in Nipomo for the benefit of first responders.

Let me connect the dots. John Schneider, along with the Osmonds, helped to create the Children’s Miracle Network. He was playing at the St. Jude’s Drawing Home at Trilogy in Nipomo yesterday, and a mere stone’s throw away, I was speaking at another event to help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

I couldn’t let the opportunity to thank Mr. Schneider pass by, so Mom and I stopped at the St. Jude’s house on our way yesterday. It was great to have a few minutes to enjoy his soothing voice before we headed to our event. I didn’t think I would have a chance to say thanks in person, so I had prepared a card and slipped it into a copy of Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, and left it with someone in charge to give to him when he was finished singing. I hope he knows how grateful I am that he cared enough many years ago to put time and effort into raising money for children’s hospitals.

There is someone else who is very well known for his tireless efforts on behalf of sick children. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier children’s research hospitals, and Danny Thomas will always be one of my most respected heroes for the way he so tenderly created this place for children with catastrophic diseases. When St. Jude’s opened in 1962, cancer was a death sentence. Cure rates have increased tremendously because of their ground-breaking research. Giving to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is one more way of honoring National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I honor each one of you who is choosing to choose one of these opportunities to give! I am deeply grateful.

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