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5 Things You Can Expect from Me this September

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I’m giving you fair warning.  September is coming, and September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  That means that for the whole month of September, this blog will be focused on Childhood Cancer Awareness.  Here’s what you can expect:

  1. I will be hosting guest posts.  If you are impacted by childhood cancer in any way, you’re invited to write a guest post for the blog.  Just comment on this post and I will connect with you to facilitate your guest post.  You do not have to be a blogger or a writer, I’ll be happy to help with editing etc., just write your heart!
  2. I’ll be sharing our family’s story along with the guest posts.
  3. My ebook, “What Can I Do to Help” will be FREE on Kindle from September 3-7.  I’ll be reminding you to load it onto your Kindle.  It’s a simple guide for stepping into the gap when someone you know has a child diagnosed with cancer.
  4. I will be participating in Alex’s Million Mile March.  As a runner and a parent of a cancer survivor, this is a natural fit.  I will be logging miles toward the million mile goal, and raising money to fund childhood cancer research while I’m at it.  I’ll be giving you many chances to donate, but why wait, do it now.  In case you’re wondering where your money goes, here’s the link for that.
  5. I’m going to be getting under your skin if at all possible.  Childhood cancer isn’t rare, and it isn’t okay.  I have several friends whose children’s lives were stolen from them by cancer, I have many friends currently battling, and many wounded warriors, kids like Ben who fought valiantly, and paid dearly with lifelong effects of treatment.

This is your advanced notice. I want you to get involved.  If childhood cancer hasn’t effected you yet, count your blessings and come alongside those of us it has impacted, and if it has, I’m preaching to the choir.  There are dozens of ways you can help raise awareness, from “going gold” on your social media, to donating to Alex’s Million Mile March, to finding another reputable organization to share your donation, to visiting your local children’s hospital (only if you’re totally well), or seeing what they have on their wish lists.  Leave a comment and let me know how you’re getting involved!

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