Saturday, December 24, 2016

Moore Happiness

We've made it through the craziness of the semester's end, holiday parties, and the ever-busy Clementine's antics, and now we're ready to settle down for some quality family time. There is more celebrating to do in the Month of Georgia, of course, but we enjoy the quiet time together as well. We wish all of you peace and joy in this special season, and thank you for bringing so much love and light to our lives. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

So Close

Thank you to all of our friends who called, tweeted, and shared pleas for passage of the STAR Act last week. We didn't quite get there this time around, but we'll be back at it in 2017. On average, it takes four years for a bill to get passed, so we are grateful for how far we've come in just 1.5 years. Kids fighting cancer never ever give up, and neither will we! 

Over the years, we've aligned ourselves with many childhood cancer organizations, all of which have the same goal - a cure for every kid, every time. Many of them have advocated for the passage of the STAR Act and similar legislation, and we're looking back at one in particular for today's moment to remember:

The Dynamic Duo

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Action Alert!

In GIGANTIC news, the STAR Act, the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever, passed the House yesterday! I watched the live feed, and hearing the powers-that-be talk about something so close to our hearts - on a national stage, no less - was really moving and left me feeling so hopeful. It was nice to see that gavel drop after the vote, but we have more work to do, and WE NEED YOU!

The entire childhood cancer community is working together to get the STAR Act signed by President Obama before the end of December. This bill will secure more effective treatments and research for childhood cancer patients and survivors, and we are closer than ever to making it a reality. So here's what you can do to help:

Click HERE to tweet your senators - now! You can enter your zip code, and their Twitter handles will be automatically added to your tweet. There is also suggested language to chose from, but basically we are asking them to support the STAR Act before they dismiss on Friday.

You can also call your senators - click HERE to find their Washington office numbers. If at all possible, talk to an actual staff member rather than leave a message. And if you want to give them a personal reason to support the STAR Act, feel free to mention this girl:

She's a true STAR act.


Sunday, December 4, 2016


This is our 600th post! We couldn't have imagined when we started this blog that we'd still be writing, and you'd still be reading, 600 posts later, but here we are - thank you for continuing to Keep Georgia on Your Mind!

For this big milestone post, we want to share one of our big announcements for the new year. After considering several cities from coast to coast, I'm thrilled to say that the next 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave will be in Austin! Yep, we are gonna boogie back to TEXAS! We hit our first million in 2013 in San Antonio, and now we'll hit our second in Austin this summer. We plan to Keep it Weird and BALD in the Live Music Capital of the World and continue our mission to fund the most promising childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. More details to come, and we would love to see all of you at the big shave!
Georgia had a swim meet on this cold, rainy weekend, but she was all smiles and all SPEED! She won her heat in the 50 Freestyle and improved her time by a whole second - it was awesome! We are still so grateful that she decided to pursue swimming and the progress she's made in the past two-plus years has been incredible. Rumor has it that her hard work is going to pay off in another way this week in the form of a letter jacket! There's a special assembly on the calendar for tomorrow - pictures to come! Have a great week, y'all!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


And here we are again - back to the Month of Georgia! Twenty-nine and 30 days from now, we will be celebrating her 17th(!) birthday and marking seven years since her diagnosis. We will also be making a big announcement about our fundraising plans for next year! And then there are the little matters of mid-term exams, hosting three holiday parties and a spectacular birthday party, Christmas, a wedding anniversary, and New Year's Eve! 

But for today, we want to say thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday - and every day, really. With the help of generous donors like you, the St. Baldrick's Foundation raised over $72,000 - far surpassing the $50K goal! And the Georgia and the Peachy Keens Hero Fund is nearing $30K for the year and almost $140K since 2010! Those numbers are incredible and just make our hearts sing with gratitude. You have made such a difference in not only Georgia's life, but the lives of countless kids in the fight against cancer - now and in the future. We're adding that to our list of things to celebrate in the Month of Georgia! Thank you!