Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thankful for the giving hearts of children and their parents…

I’ve posted before about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Change Childhood Cancer fundraiser that I’m doing at my daughters’ school. When I started the fundraiser in mid-October, I was modest in setting the goal. I figured each kid (there are … Continue reading

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The New Thanksgiving…

Like most people, I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, which has always been my favorite holiday. Though this year, two things have cast a dark shadow over the joy of the day. First, it’s the first Thanksgiving I’ll celebrate without my … Continue reading

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Where are the priorities?

I just saw a Facebook post from Ben & Jerry’s. Yes, the ice cream company. They posted a graphic that said, “$6 billion was spent on the 2012 election. I’d rather have spent it on_____” and they asked for replies. … Continue reading

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What heartbreak really looks (and sounds) like…

Proof that awareness is starting to spread… Erin Santos discusses the Isabella Santos Foundation, created in honor of her daughter (forever 7), who died last June from neuroblastoma: http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today/Isabella-Santos-Foundation-169777646.html Maya and Woody Thompson talk to Katie Couric about their son, … Continue reading

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When healthy competition serves the greater good…

I’ve posted previously about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Change Childhood Cancer fundraiser I’m doing at my daughters’ school. I wrote about the generosity of the children upon hearing Alex’s story, and about how less than two weeks after beginning … Continue reading

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Ariel Rose Gariano, rhabdomyosarcoma warrior…

Nothing I can possibly write today can compare to the words of Crystal Gariano, whose beautiful daughter, Ariel Rose, is literally being eaten alive by rhabdomyosarcoma. So instead of reading my words, please read Crystal’s words and when you’re done, … Continue reading

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Who’s Isabella Santos?

As promised, I am proudly wearing my Isabella Santos Foundation NYC marathon t-shirt despite the fact that the marathon was canceled. It’s not the first time I’ve worn a t-shirt intended to draw attention to childhood cancer. I’ve worn my … Continue reading

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