"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Sunday, February 10, 2013

And Now for Something a Bit Different

We all know that I enjoy inviting authors with whom I've worked to take over my blog for just about any reason, including plugging their latest literary creations. So when Eisah, author of Flute of the Wind Queen contacted me to request a bit of publicity, how could I say no? However, this time around, we're not plugging a book, we're plugging a children's charity. I'll let Eisah tell you more:
More children lose their lives to cancer than any other disease. Over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer these days will survive because of cancer research; but even then most will suffer from lifelong health problems because of the treatments. That's why the St. Baldrick's Foundation is raising money to continue cancer research for children. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

As we all know, one of the common side effects of treatment is hair loss. That's why the St. Baldrick's Foundation hosts events where people voluntarily shave their heads in support.
In addition to that, Locks of Love can use hair that is 10" or longer to create wigs for children suffering from illnesses.

People who want to show support can look up an event near them on the website. It's possible to volunteer to have your head shaved or help with the shaving.
People who don't want to do either of those can still show support by making a donation.

I will be having my head shaved on March 20, 2013, and I strongly encourage anyone with any money to spare to make a donation. Any small amount will help, even $1, so please help out!

Thank you for your time.

Eisah's Flute of the Wind Queen is currently available on Amazon.com


  1. My heart goes out to every one of those sweet babies who has to endure such a terrible disease. I donated my hair to Locks of Love a few weeks ago. I only wish I could do more! Thank you for taking the time to spotlight this cause. I will have to check this book out!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello, Alyssa. Every little bit helps which is why I provide crochet hat patterns to anyone willing to make chemo caps. We give what we can.