Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lucky Seven

Georgia! It's the 29th! So now how many months have you been off treatment? 

Lucky SEVEN!

We're celebrating over Daddy's cheesy lasagna, but YOU folks could mark the occasion by joining us at Comedy GOLD tomorrow night! Get your tickets, or make a donation, HERE. Now, onward to Dec. 29th!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

Forget about the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The really big day is today, Giving Tuesday! "#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." We think this brand-new movement is brilliant and positive and keeps the focus of the season where it should be: helping others. So, if you'd like to GIVE this Tuesday, we've got a host of worthy organizations listed in the sidebar on the right, or you can search past posts for gift ideas that support a variety of childhood cancer causes. For today, you might consider purchasing one of these items, all of which benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Regardless of the election results, here's something all political parties can stand behind: we must support childhood cancer research. And that's exactly what Democratic National Committee spokesperson Brad Woodhouse and Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer agreed to do by shaving their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Originally, they made a bet on the presidential election, with the winner getting to shave the loser's head, but in the end, Brad Woodhouse decided to shave too, and they both went under the clippers this morning on "This Week with George Stephanopolous."

Raising awareness! So awesome and so desperately needed. Currently, less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's annual budget is directed to research on the 12 major types of childhood cancer combined, so a bipartisan statement like this might encourage the powers-that-be on both sides of the aisle to push for increased funding to the NCI and specifically to pediatric cancers! A girl can dream ...

If you'd like to make a stand for childhood cancer research, join the fun this Friday at Comedy GOLD! And even if  you can't make the show, you can still make a donation here, in support of the 46 Mommas and St. Baldrick's. It's going to be a great night for a great cause, so come on out and let's CONQUER!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


We are thankful for many things this Thanksgiving, especially Georgia's event-free appointment on Monday - Dr. Neff actually said all of her counts were "NORMAL." We are thankful for normal.

We are also thankful for all of you and the love and support you have shown Georgia and our family for nearly three years. It's been a long road, and we have further to go still, but we know that you have helped us get this far. We are thankful for our Friends of Georgia.

Here is a beautiful letter of thanks written by my Momma friend, Audra, that says it all perfectly. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that we'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Give thanks. Walk.

Today, supporters in 90 communities across the country are walking to give thanks and raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Even if you can't participate in a walk, donations are greatly appreciated! And as always, we encourage all Friends of Georgia to take part in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving holiday campaign by shopping with one of their partners in support of childhood cancer research. Make saving children's lives part of your holiday tradition, and "give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not.” Thank you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Comedy GOLD

Do you love to laugh? Do you want to help kids with cancer? Then have I got an event for you! Comedy GOLD is a night of improv and stand-up comedy with some of Austin's funniest people, and proceeds will benefit the 46 Mommas campaign in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door - and space is limited! There's nothing funny about what kids in treatment go through, but we want to laugh in the face of cancer as we raise funds to CONQUER it. So we're bringing the GOLD to raise the GREEN for childhood cancer research, and we'd love for you to join us!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


On Election Day, 46 kids in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer. 46 more will be diagnosed today. And tomorrow. And every weekday until we ACT. Watch and share this video from the 2012 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave in Los Angeles. Help us reach our goal of raising $1 million for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Please lend your voice and be an ally because kids can't fight this battle alone. Special love and thanks to Max's Love Project for the video, featuring Momma fedoras available at MaxLove, with proceeds benefiting the 46 Mommas. And make sure to look for our girl in three pictures - pink dress, obstetrician Halloween costume, and close-up at the end. You might even see me lose my mohawk!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy (Belated) Halloween!

From a Bookworm and Hermione Granger