December 29, 2009

Happy New Year! Make one last donation to help others this year!

I know most of you probably read my post about my husband Dave’s best friend, Brent.  Brent passed away 6 years ago from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  He was passionate about raising money to help others with the disease and so we participated & fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk.  Our local walk is held here in Portland each October.  I typically fundraise for a few months before the walk and then put it out of my mind for another year.  This year, however, I have a special reason for sending out one last fundraising reminder.  An anonymous donor has stepped up and offered to match all donations received by LLS by December 31st, up to $100,000!  I’m very excited about the prospect of such a wonderful organization receiving such a generous gift!  So if there is any way you can donate, in any amount, no matter how large or small, your gift will be doubled this year!

Please take a look at my fundraising page for a bit of Brent’s story and to see the last photo of he & Dave.  And click HERE to read the flyer about the anonymous donor’s offer.

Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to learn about our friend and the organization he was so passionate about!  Enjoy your family and friends, and take a moment to remember those close you who are no longer with you, this New Year!

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  1. I love it when we remember the reason for the season 😉 Following from MBC, hope to see you at http://luvsjurn3.blogspot.com soon!

  2. Great blog I am following you on google and network! Can’t wait to read more

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  4. Hi- I’m also a Portland mom and want to give you props for your efforts towards the LLS! It’s a great organization that has helped my family as well. Yay!

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Julie! I agree the LLS is a great cause; I’ve been involved with our local chapter in the past. Kudos to you for getting the word out!

  6. I understand a bit of how you feel. It’s so hard to lose someone. I just lost someone unexpectedly a few weeks ago and whether you’re expecting it or not, it’s a terrible experience.