Wow! What an incredible weekend! I (along with EVERYONE at KTTC) had the pleasure and honor to host the Eagles Cancer Telethon. We raised nearly $1M to help in the fight against cancer. If you were involved in anyway THANK YOU so very very much!
I’ve seen too many families suffer through the devastation that cancer brings to their lives. If you haven’t had cancer or if it hasn’t touched your life in any way…you’re so blessed. The fact is, cancer will kill 1 in every 4 of us. Just imagine if we all made a $10 contribution (or more if you can afford it) we would be that much closer to finding a cure. In fact, I’d like to encourage all of you to select 1 cause you believe in or one you’ve been affected by – and commit to making some sort of contribution. Whether it’s time or money (even $1.00) do SOMETHING. And then in a tender way, encourage others to do the same – and encourage them to pay it forward as well. I don’t doubt for one minute that when we come together – we can change the world! The problem is, we see far too much divisiveness, conflict, bickering, attacking, bullying, bigotry and intolerance. Sadly, the concept of ‘unity’ rarely makes it onto our radar, at least not until we catch a telethon on TV…attend a fundraiser, or are affected personally.
Something I committed to in December following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, was to honor each of the victims by doing 26 Acts of Kindness. So my sister, Wendy, and I bought $5 Caribou and McDonalds gift cards and put them in a Christmas card – then randomly placed them on cars, in public bathrooms … and handed the McDonalds cards to people who really looked like they could use a warm meal. We even bought a shirt for an adorable girl who was helping us at a clothing store in the mall. She was so delightful as she made suggestions for Christmas presents - she even showed us her favorite top in the store, so we surprised her – and bought if for her! These acts of kindness brought us as much joy as we hope they did for those who received them. In fact, it was such an incredible feeling that I’ve vowed to just keep doing it! And it doesn’t have to cost much – in fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything at all – visiting the nursing home for an hour a month, or even the smallest gesture, like a bright smile and a caring “hello”!
So let’s try and be a part of ‘change’…even if it’s a very small part – it’s still a part! And as it is with a puzzle, each piece makes up the whole, and if one piece is missing, the puzzle will never be complete. Are you in?
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This post was written by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 21, 2013