September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I know I usually blog on congenital heart defects awareness and issues related to having a child with a major heart defect. However, I am and have been involved in children’s healthcare issues for a long time in our community by serving on a couple of different boards at our local children’s hospital. And what I’ve learned in my hours of volunteering is that almost all childhood diseases are incredibly underfunded. They all need awareness. They all need research dollars. And we as adults need to advocate for those who have no voice.
So I’m doing a little switcharoo this month. For every copy of my book that’s sold during the month of September, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to pediatric cancer charity. I’ll be doing it in honor of this little pumpkin who lost her battle with cancer about three months ago.
By the time Lennon was six weeks old, she’d already touched many lives. She was the daughter of one of my cousins, Marci, who writes beautifully about the broken and messy parts of life on the Lifting up Lennon Facebook page.
So if you haven’t read the award-winning I Hate Piñatas, shame on you–I mean, pick up your copy today. It’s available in paperback and e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo. If you already have it, buy a copy for a friend and send it today. Or stash it away for Christmas. You can also simply share this blog on Facebook and Twitter. In doing so, you’ll be spreading awareness for congenital heart defects and raising money for cancer kids, so that eventually, maybe, we’ll find a cure.
The e-book is priced less than a latte right now and guaranteed to keep you up all night. And that’s a no-brainer if you ask me.