Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Unleash Your Story to help Cystic Fibrosis

Above is the center square of a cowboy quilt made by Michelle Baker and one of the prizes you can win for helping a very worthwhile cause: cystic fibrosis. Match Michelle’s reading or blog writing goal* and win a $10 B&N Gift Card. Check out her goal here. Bonus: Match my reading or blog writing goal and raise $250 and you'll score a $25 B&N Gift card. To be eligible for those prizes, email info@unleashyourstory.com. When my older daughter was little, she wasn't gaining weight. The doctors ran a gazillion tests on her and were about to diagnosis cystic fibrosis which is a very scary diagnosis. Luckily for us, nothing was wrong with my daughter. Eventually she gained weight and she's doing well. She turned 26 last Friday. Unfortunately, this is a killer disease that affects many. Researchers and families need help to combat it. And so, the writing/reading community is stepping in. I first heard about this just a couple minutes ago at the Smart Bitches blog. Author Lori Wilde is also leading the way and challenging writers to write 3,000 words daily, five days a week, for the month of September. According to Smart Bitches "There’s prizes if you match her, too: “any published or unpublished author who matches Lori’s 60,000 word production during the event will receive a $10 Borders Gift Card. Match the 60,000 words and raise $250 and you’ll get a $25 gift card.”" Heck, I've joined BIAW and BIAM writing challenges just to kick start my writing and to have fun. If I can do it for that, why not to help a worthwhile cause? According to unleashyourstory.com "In 2008, Unleash Your Story raised $11,366 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our 2009 goal is $23,000. Dollars Raised". You'll also want to see what Amarinda Jones, Anika Hamilton, Anny Cook, Barbara Huffert, Brynn Paulin, Bronwyn Green, Dakota Rebel, Kelly Kirch, Molly Daniels, Sandra Cox, Regina Carlysle, and Cindy Spencer Pape are up to, so make sure to visit them also. :)


Sandra Cox said...

What a wonderful quilt and what a wonderful cause.
Way to go, authors.

Linda Kage said...

Wow, I wish my mom's quilts had hunky shirtless men on them.

Good luck with your money raising venture. I hope you reach your goal. It's for a wonderful cause.

The Bumbles said...

Now that is a quilt design I have never seen! Rrrrwowr!

So many excellent causes out there to champion. I am always so pleased to find them embraced creatively by the blogging community.

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