Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hello, Friends!

I know I said I'd check in sooner than this, and I apologize. We've had dental appointments among a list of other things. (Zach will get a spacer in the bottom of his mouth until he's old enough for braces.. Gabe had two cavities in his baby teeth) =-/

I also mentioned that I was going to post crazy pictures of some veggies from my garden. (It's a LONG story as to why I've not done it yet, and I'll share it in the next post on the veggies. Hehe) Today, I want to invite you to join us in raising MUCH NEEDED money for childhood cancer research.

As most of you know, we lost our 11 year old son Brent to Neuroblastoma (a cancer of the nervous system). It's because of that we are now PASSIONATE about funding research.

There is an organization called CureSearch, and they're having a "virtual walk" to raise money for research (and of course awareness). I don't know about you.. but VIRTUAL walking, I CAN DO! Hehehe

Their goal is to bring 12,500 people together for a virtual walk to support each one of the children who are diagnosed each year. (This taken directly from their site... quoting them again just below)

Event Details:

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, CureSearch is challenging you to “walk virtually” and show your support for children with cancer. A staggering fact - each year 12,500 children and their families hear the frightening words “your child has cancer”. These statistics could represent a child in your neighborhood, in your child’s school, on the neighborhood T-Ball team or… yes it could be a child in your own family. Join us throughout the month of September for a virtual walk in support of children with cancer and their families.

Information About Childhood Cancer

Did you know....

12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year
Of those diagnosed, 1 in 5 will not survive
Together we can reach the day when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure
CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation exclusively supports the work of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's premier pediatric cancer research collaborative, treating more than 90% of children with cancer. Located at more than 200 children's hospitals and cancer centers across North America, this group is responsible for every major breakthrough in pediatric cancer research.

SOOOOO... I have set up a team in remembrance of our son, Brent. They ask for a gift of $10, but ANY amount would be appreciated! You can find our team (REMEMBERING Brent) by clicking HERE.

We would be so honored to have you join us in this fight!

I'll update again soon with my silly garden pics. =-)



Stephanie said...

Hey Tonya,
I was just thinking about you when I checked on Gustav. I hope you guys aren't getting too much wind and damage from it.
Love you,

Johnson Party of seven! said...

Tonya! Where are you?! We miss you! Update please!
Love you!