We Interrupt this Program …

July 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

I know, I know. I said I’d be back with recipes and I haven’t been. I’m almost embarrassed by the lack of healthy food in my house right now so unfortunately you’ll have to wait just a little longer. But since it’s already been months I’m sure you’ll be ok with that, right? Right. (See, one of the benefits of having a blog is that in my mind I can just have you agree with whatever I say.)

Anyway, I came back today for something MUCH more important than recipes. I know what you’re thinking – “is there anything more important than food? Say it isn’t so!”

Alas, it is so. And the thing that’s more important than food is helping other people. Do all of you know Susan? If not, head on over to her blog and say hi. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Susan and I don’t know each other, but we do have some bloggers in common and I’ve been reading her blog for many, many months now. Susan is a very talented writer and all-around great lady, who has also just been diagnosed with lymphoma. I won’t even try to give you the whole story … but I urge you to read it on Susan’s blog, The Great Balancing Act – she is truly inspiring. Susan had to leave her job as a personal trainer after an injury to her elbow and therefore has no medical insurance. Although many health-related expenses are covered here in Canada, many are not.

Now, do all of you know Janetha? Go say hi to her too … don’t be shy! I don’t know Janetha and her blog is actually new to me, but I can tell that from here on out, I’ll be a faithful reader. Janetha has started a fundraising page for Susan called The Great Fundraising Act.

Here are the deets, copied from Janetha’s site:

Blogger Live Auction & Bake Sale:

On Monday, July 25th, we will be having a live auction and bake sale from 8:00 AM (EST) to 11:00 PM (EST).

There will be over ONE HUNDRED items to bid on!  Several companies have generously offered amazing gift baskets and packages up for bid.  Some of these blogger-favorite companies are:

  • Annie’s
  • Attune Foods
  • Aurorae Yoga
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Bondi Band
  • Chobani
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Great Harvest
  • Handful Bra
  • Larabar
  • LeSportsac
  • Love Grown Foods
  • Marx Foods
  • Nasoya
  • Nourish Tea
  • NuNaturals
  • Peanut Butter & Co
  • Physique57
  • ReNew Life Probiotics
  • Stonyfield Organic
  • The Simply Bar

In addition to the generous donations from these companies, there will be also be several donations from fellow bloggers.

Items will include delicious baked goods, a professional blog makeover, a lifetime recipe hosting service, autographed books & cookbooks from published bloggers, kitchen gadgets & dishes, clothing, accessories and much more.

It’s kind of ridiculous how much amazing stuff there will be for you to bid on!

All bids will start at $10.  All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Susan.

This is an event not to be missed!  Please join us in The Great Fundraising Act live auction on Monday, July 25th!!


Direct Monetary Donations:

The second part of The Great Fundraising Act is for those who would like to make a monetary donation.  Many of you have expressed interest, so we have set up a direct donation account.

You can use PayPal, a bank account or any major credit card to donate to The Great Fundraising Act.  If you would like to do this, simply click here.


We would love it if you could help promote The Great Fundraising Act!  Please feel free to use the image at the top of this post if you’d like.  Spread the word!

If you would like to find out more about how you can promote The Great Fundraising Act, please click here!!

If you have any questions or would like to offer an item for the auction, you can email Janetha directly at mealsandmoves (at) gmail (dot) com.


Please remember to visit The Great Fundraising Act on Monday, June 25, 2011 — and place your bids! It is always shocking to hear of someone so young and so healthy going through a battle like this, and it is a reminder that none of us are exempt. All we can do is to take care of ourselves, and take care of each other.


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