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Jill’s Fundraiser

by on July 27, 2008 · 5 comments

Last week I got an email from Jill, who keeps a blog called Glossy Veneer. Jill wrote to say she was participating in the Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon where she’ll be a team member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. The Team in Training are raising funds to help stop Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma. Jill herself has committed to raising $3,500, which is a lot of money, but not an unattainable goal – especially with help from blog readers.

Normally, I don’t post donation requests here and I don’t plan on making a habit of it, but Jill’s email hit close to home. A little friend of Fuzz’s was just diagnosed with lymphoma a few weeks ago and is currently in ICU at Dell Childrens Hospital. He’s been on my mind a lot lately and I feel deeply for his parents. For that reason, I’m posting a link to Jill’s fundraising site and asking everyone to consider donating a dollar or two. It all adds up.

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Published on July 27, 2008

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Janet July 27, 2008 at 8:43 am

Good morning Anna! I would happily tuck a $1 in an envelope to her but there is not an address only online donations. I am not comfortable doing that. Please let me know if she has a “slug mail” address I can use. Thank you for posting about her worthy cause!

Rina July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am

This issue hits close to home for many of us and I think Team in Training is a phenomenal organization. I trained with them a couple years ago to do the Rock N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Fundraising is a difficult task, and you’re right Anna, every small amount helps – just donated to Jill!

Jill - GlossyVeneer July 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Thank you Anna for mentioning this.

Janet: I have updated my donation page to include a snail mail address.

Rina: Thank you for your donation. Every time a donation comes through I get a surge of excitement and encouragement, no matter what the amount!

giz July 27, 2008 at 2:14 pm

The unfortunate part of many of the blood diseases is the horrible lack of marrow transplants necessary for the cure. I support the Canadian umbrella organization by creating awareness jewellery for them and sell it at their annual gala. 50% of the profits go right back to the big hospital here that does most of the work with this.

It’s a great cause and I’m happy to see you creating awareness around it.

Janet July 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Thanks, I’ll pop it in the mail tomorrow! Appreciate that;-)

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