Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friends for GOOD: You can help

I'd like to highlight a few friends (actually legit friends that I know in person) that are trying to do good for someone else. If you are looking for a way to give back... here are some people who could use your support.

  1. Matthew Brahana is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Through the "Lock-up (for good)" project he is trying to raise "bail", $1600. This amount will pay tuition for 2 kids with Muscular Dystrophy to go to summer camp. I know from my experiences working at camps for people with special needs, how valuable it is for children who are struggling with a disability or an illness to meet other children who are "just like them". It makes your heart just burst to see them make those kind of connections. You can donate ANY amount (every dollar helps) to Matt to help him reach his goal on behalf of MDA. Send checks (payable to MDA) to: Matthew Brahana 490 North 31st Street, Suite 500 Billings, MT 59101.
  2. Renee Cundick of "And They All Lived Happily Ever After" is making baby blankets and hats for the babies in the NICU at Primary Children's Hospital this Christmas. She has started recruiting volunteers now to make infant hats and crib-size (36X42) blankets in order to have 60 of each by Christmas. You can go here to read her story about her son's stay in the NICU which has inspired this annual project. For more details or to contact her, check out her blog.
  3. Meghann Bell is raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is a Leukemia survivor herself, and is raising money via the Team in Training Project to fund research for blood cancers, this very funding made her recovery possible through a new drug called Gleevec. She is training to run the Nike Women's Marathon this fall, and raising money as she goes. You can read her story and donate to her cause on her website.

1 comment:

The Cundick 5 said...

Lisa!! I am so touched that you would mention my project for PCMC..You Totally ROCK!! Thanks for your blog and kind words, you are a great friend!!