And, thank you for your support.

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How old are you? Do you remember the Bartles and James wine cooler television ads? The two guys, Frank Bartles and Ed James, would be enjoying some part of life, while also cooling off with a refreshing wine cooler. At the end of every commercial, Frank Bartles said, “And, thank you for your support.” You can watch one of their commercials by clicking here.

Perhaps putting the cart before the horse, I’d like to go ahead and ‘thank you for your support’. You see, I am once again soliciting donations to various charities.

My friend, Angela, recently posted a picture of Kate on her Facebook page. Seeing the picture, reminded me about the fight to cure Cancer and the groups making a difference. Kate is the girl who was battling Leukemia, and Angela is the girl running with Team in Training to increase awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Angela is still accepting donations for her next run on October 17, 2010. Angela is not the only advocate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are other folks out there who not only fight for the cause, but they also fight for their own life as they battle Cancer. For the survivors, those battling the disease and the memory of the lives lost, we hope you’ll support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and donate to Angela’s Team in Training by clicking here.

In addition to the efforts to save human lives, I have a friend doing all she can to save the life of dogs, cats, pigs, goats, etc. Elise spends most of her day trying to stay on top of her animal rescue, Pick of the Litter. She’s a one person team, relying solely on monetary donations. And, as a one person team, there are times when she feels defeated, as her fund raising efforts draw little to no response. It is a full time job keeping her place running smoothly, the animals cared for and ensuring food is available. If you live in metro Atlanta, you can support Pick of the Litter by visiting the booth during Woofstock, which takes place in Suwanee, GA on May 15th. Elise will bring her goat, Tinkerbelle, and her pig, Piggy Kiwi, as well as some cute rescue pups. Hope you can make it. And, please, if you can, lend Pick of the Litter a monetary hand. You can make a donation by clicking here.

There are countless other charities needing your help. As I have said in posts past, my sister-in-law has Multiple-Sclerosis, and my brother-in-law has battled Type1 Diabetes since he was two years old. Bret Michaels, the band Poison’s lead singer, is in the headlines these days, as he recovers from a stroke. My brother-in-law, Walter, can relate to Bret’s struggles. Recently, Walter suffered a stroke. Happily, Walter has recovered, and we hope Bret recovers, too. And, I have several friends taking part in Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society. By clicking on any of the above links, you can donate to these charities. I also encourage you to take a look at Charity Navigator, which reviews thousands of charitable organizations.

Thanks for your time, and thanks for your donation.

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