Monday, September 28, 2015

Up, Up, and Away!

Our trivia fundraiser Thursday night was a success and a ton of fun, too. We had five teams of generous friends playing in support of childhood cancer research, and we raised a cool $400 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. That takes our team fundraising total to over $41K for the year! Congratulations to the Temperancetresses for taking the top spot, and thank you to everyone who came out to play!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of volunteering at my Momma friend, Judy's fundraiser in honor of her son, Alan. They launched  rockets of all sizes, and there were many Star Wars and various comic book characters in attendance. Kathleen Ruddy, the CEO of St. Baldrick's, was there as well, and she presented Georgia with a medal and shared some very nice words about our family. It was such a unique event, and we had a great time!

Launch Control Officer!

Raffle Winner!

Rockstar Summit Meeting: Georgia and the CEO of St. Baldrick's, Kathleen Ruddy

Just a few more days left in September, and then we have someone's 12th birthday to celebrate! Thanks for staying aware of childhood cancer and taking action to fund lifesaving research - we couldn't do it without you. Onward!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Making a Big Splash

Georgia has been making a splash in one way or another pretty much from the day she was born, but over the last week or so, she's really doing it up right! First, there was the Parents Magazine article, then today, our friends from the clinic shared a short video she made to inspire kids still in the fight:

Survivors Among Us- Georgia
This morning, Georgia kicks off our week with a word of hope and encouragement for all of the children fighting their battle today. #SurvivorsAmongUs
Posted by Children's Blood & Cancer Center at Dell Children's on Monday, September 21, 2015

Moving on to tonight, she was inducted into the National Honor Society! We are so proud of her - and her smart friends who were inducted as well - and we are so grateful that she and Ivy both are in a school that celebrates girls who love to learn!

And finally, it's official: we are POOL people! There are a few more finishing details to take care of, but the cement pond is full of water, and we took the inaugural swim on Saturday! The girls were just a wee bit excited:

Later this week, Georgia will visit with some more college(!) representatives at school, and we'll be closing out Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a trivia night fundraiser and volunteering at a friend's rocket launch fundraiser on Sunday. If you haven't done something for the kids this month, there's still time! And of course, we appreciate your support every day, every month, and every one of the nearly six years we've been on this journey. So if you're ever in the neighborhood, come on by - and bring your suit!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

So Honored

We are celebrating a couple of very big honors today. First, we found out earlier this week that Georgia has been accepted into the National Honor Society! She works so hard in school, and especially considering all that her brain and body have been through, it's amazing what she's accomplished - and continues to accomplish! Induction is Monday night, and I *think* there might be some whooping from the audience when she crosses the stage. : )

Also in Peachy Keens news, we are so honored to be included in an article about families that fundraise for childhood cancer research. When I agreed to do the interview, I had no idea we'd be in the company of such incredible families, several of whom inspire me daily. These are some of the big dogs in the childhood cancer community, moving mountains and making a difference for all of us. We are grateful to them for sharing their children and their journeys and are honored to be a small part of this army of HOPE.

You can be a part of it, too, by supporting the St. Baldrick's Foundation and childhood cancer research. Click HERE to donate!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Birds of a Feather

It's your lucky day! If you haven't had a chance to purchase any of Georgia's Bluebirds of Happiness items from the Scott Brothers charitable giving program, you still can! Right now, all items are on sale, and a portion of each supports childhood cancer research. They're even offering a "Bluebird Bundle," which includes both the amazing scarf and the pocket square, for under $40 - and $5 goes to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. This is an easy "something" to do for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and gives you a head start on holiday shopping. Click HERE to purchase!

 Drew Scott sporting the pocket square

The prettiest scarf ever!

The lovely artist and model

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Be Social

An easy way to take action during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is through social media. Several of the organizations we support have online campaigns or posts to share that educate, fundraise, or just get the word out about kids fighting cancer. Here are a few to get you started:

Gold is the color for childhood cancer, so adding a gold ribbon or other gold filter to your profile picture lets folks know that you're aware! You can #GoGold with the Go Gold Project HERE or HERE.
You can share images and take actions outlined by the #StepUp campaign HERE. To get closer to cures and safer, less-toxic treatments, we need the powers-that-be to make childhood cancer a national priority, so please be a voice for the kids and contact your representatives. 

You can donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation and help fund the latest and greatest childhood cancer research available. Ivy is just $86 from $4,000 raised for the year! Click HERE to put her over the top!

Finally, for every Instagram post or tweet with #HonestlovesMax, and every Facebook comment HERE, The Honest Company will donate $1 to MaxLove Project and help SuperKids thrive against the odds! And you can make and share one of these ... : )

 Swim practice starts Tuesday!