Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You Can Make A Difference

As many of you know, I follow many sites for kids with cancer and have done so for the past 5 years. It is amazing to me that those families who are fighting and those who have lost the battle do so much for others. If you would like to participate in these wonderful Christmas giving oppportunites, please go to the appropriate websites.

Lidia, who is a breast cancer survivor herself, has started the Tiny Sparrow Foundation; an organization that photographs terminally ill children with their families at no cost to the families. Their goal is to photograph 50 terminally ill children in 2010. Help them reach their goal, by donating here.

The Maxey Family has lost 2 children to cancer in the past five years. This year they are holding a virtual blood drive in honor of their two daughters. Donate blood or platelets in memory of Madeline and Annette, and let them know on their website. Their goal is to get 100 donations in the month of December.

Kate McRae is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. She and her family are hosting Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas Project to benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital's oncology floor. Donations needed include:

TOYS: Hotwheels, barbies, action figures, legos, etc

GAMES: Videogames, board games, game stations (playstation, WII, game cubes, etc)

MUSIC: Ipods, cd players, cds, headphones, etc

CRAFT ITEMS: Paints, beading kits, markers, drawing pads, window paints, wood art, etc

CLOTHING: hats, Pjs, slippers, etc

PERSONAL CARE: Nail polish, body lotion, chap stick, etc

You can send your items to:
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Attn: Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas
2211 E Pecos Rd Suite 2
Chandler, AZ 85225

Or if the desire strikes you, pick up some of the items on the list and donate them to your local hospital.

Leave a message for Jack. He recently relapsed with High Risk Neuroblastoma
and is undergoing paliative chemotherapy beginning on Monday. Jack and his sister, Kate, are having fun seeing where the notes are coming from. They have notes from Canada, London and Texas. We can so do better than that!

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

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