Saturday, August 27, 2011

Help Us Reach The Day!

Such a busy fundraising, message-sharing day for the Peachy Keens! First, we had Libbie's Birthday Bash and Macaroni Fun Run, which benefited the Children's Blood and Cancer Center, aka "the clinic." The Loving Libbie Foundation stocks the clinic's kitchen with THE BEST macaroni and cheese and chicken and dumplings and makes delicious, one-of-a-kind cakes for each child celebrating the end of their treatment. Becky and her family and employees are incredibly generous and support the local childhood cancer community in many ways, so Austinites, please visit A Trip to Bountiful (in Westlake and Bee Cave) the next time you need some yummy comfort food or a beautiful - and tasty! - dessert.

One of my missions at the Birthday Bash was to spread the word about ... the Austin CureSearch Walk! Which is only FOUR weeks away! We registered some new teams and drummed up a few donations, but the Peachy Keens still need your help! Georgia is holding steady at the #2 spot for individual fundraising, but our team is about $1,000 short of our goal. PLEASE consider donating in support of the Children's Oncology Group and the lifesaving research they do for all childhood cancers. The overall cure rate for these kids has improved over the last 40 years, but we have a long way to go to the ultimate goal: 100% cure rate. Every kid. Every time.

So what can you do? You can make a donation to Georgia's walk page or The Peachy Keen team page OR you can sign up to walk with us on September 24th at Mueller Lake Park. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and what better way to commemorate it than helping us to Reach The Day when every child with cancer can be guaranteed a CURE. Thanks, y'all!

We finished up the day with Georgia's Make-A-Wish radio interview, which, due to technical difficulties, we may or may not be able to post here. : ( I've got my best IT people (Daddy) working on it, so I'll hopefully have the clip and some pictures for the next post. In a word, Georgia was AWESOME. Surprised?

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