The day before Thanksgiving launches us into a season of beautiful and inspirational stories that inevitably make me succumb to tears for a complete stranger. A season where we feel happy instead of obligated to give to those that have less than we do. In that light, I wanted to share with you a campaign that has been officially launched to help the children of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
During this season, St. Judes launches a campaign, started by Marlo Thomas, called the Thanks and Giving campaign. Celebrities, businesses and brands come together to raise awareness and funds for the hospital. The tag line is to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."
If you don't have the funds to donate now there are other ways to get involved. One of them is to be a virtual fundraiser! This is a really cool idea, and I set up a page for Minute Menu in 10 minutes! I set our goal to raise $500 dollars as a team and I have already donated $25 dollars. If you want to be a part of the Minute Menu Team or make a tiny donation, follow this link, Minute Menu St. Judes Donation Page. If you want to make your own page and team follow this link, Make your own donation page and team!.
I am really excited! If only two of my 300 facebook friends, donate $25 dollars, I will have raised $50 dollars for some children that are so hopeful facing something that is scarier I can imagine. That money goes a long way, to give you an idea of what your contribution can mean see this list:
- $10 can provide one medical teaching doll
- $20 is enough to cover the cost of one bone marrow needle
- $30 can provide one Gymnic rehab ball
- $55 can provide one complete blood count test
- $85 can provide a pair of crutches
- $150 can provide one chest x-ray
Off to sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and all of the other social networks I use!