Hello, everyone! I just wanted to pop in with an update on my family’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society campaign. First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to my campaign and personal mission to raise $5,000. Each of you is helping to advance cures! We are making wonderful progress. I have one more raffle happening now — read on for details…
Our work isn’t done yet! I still need to raise almost $1,000 by the end of this month to meet my goal. If you haven’t had a moment to do so yet, please visit my website — which is at https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/txg/houston22/ajamail — and make a donation. And if you have already contributed, please consider sharing my link with others you know who might want to join our efforts. One little mention can make a big difference!
Your donation is so appreciated by the 1.2 million Americans battling this disease. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Let me share some facts:
- Blood cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
- In the past 40 years, only 5 oncology drugs have been approved for first use in children.
- More than 33% of blood cancer patients do not survive five years after diagnosis.
It is not too late to join us in this fight. I’m now hosting one more raffle, this time with three prizes. The first is another copy of Jayne Pillemer’s glorious book Still Mine, which will warm and heal the grieving hearts of readers of all ages. (Read more about it here.)
The second prize is a piece of handmade jewelry made by me. It has a very summer-boho vibe and uses natural gemstones.
And the third prize is a collection of poetry art cards, also made by me. They’re blank on the inside and have fragments of poetry on the front.
Donations of $25 or more will earn tickets in the raffle — in fact, you’ll get a separate raffle ticket for every $25 you contribute! I’ll hold the raffle on my Facebook page on June 1st.
Thank you for your support! (And please feel free to share this blog post around so more people will see it.)