Sunday, August 19, 2012

We are having a BLAST:)

Lisa has been doing well, not great, not even comfortable all the time, but well in a "managing to keep the pain under control, making the best out of daily radiation, alternating playing and cat-napping every few hours" 7 year old way. We still have at least 2 more weeks of radiation to do and she has been complaining about new pain in her knee. They did an x-ray of her leg last week and we should know tomorrow if we need to radiate an area of her leg as well.

She is truly a fighter and we are all crossing our fingers and holding our breath in hopes that this extensive round of radiation to her spine will buy us more time...lots if we have our wish. I'm still believing and hoping for a miracle.

In honor or Lisa, and all the other childhood cancer warriors, we are having a BLAST!   BLAST 3 to be specific. BLAST is the fundraiser we did the last two years in and effort to raise funds for, and awareness about Childhood Cancer. I won't preach here about the statistics nor the limited funding directed to Childhood Cancer, but know that Childhood Cancer gets a very small percentage of funding for research and is the number one disease killer of children.

BLAST 3 will be on Sept 15 at St John Neumann Church. There will be a spaghetti dinner, bake sale, family fun games and a euchre tournament.
We picked September this year to coincide with the month that is dedicated nationally to raising awareness about childhood cancer and we will be aiming to color our world and yours in gold ...the color of the childhood cancer awareness ribbons. Our goal is to one day have the gold ribbon as universally recognized as the pink ribbon.

Check out the website  for more details  and please plan on joining us:)

For those of you interested in helping, we are in need of:
  • Help with website coding
  • 100 Colored Copies of different documents
  • Gently used children's books and stuffed animals for prizes
  • Raffle donations or baskets
  • Volunteers for Sep 15
  • Individuals who can spread the word to community schools and sports teams and encourage them to wear gold during the month of Sept
Please email for more information, questions or suggestions.  Thanks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Linda sorry I missed your call this week.... We would love to see Lisa if she's up to it soon xxxx
We will be at the fundraiser - did Lisa like the " Jordan" book Bella made her?
Please call if Lusaka would like a playdate - prayers and hugs to you and the family xxxxx
Sarah and bella