Kids, Music, Puppies and Watches

Two weeks from tomorrow, I am volunteering in the call center during the Atlanta radio station WSB’s Care-A-Thon. The Care-A-Thon benefits the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. I have made monetary donations to the Aflac Cancer Center during the Care-A-Thon for the past 8yrs. This year, which is the 10th year of the Care-A-Thon I am thrilled to donate my time alongside the other volunteers.

Though neither one of our boys has experienced a life threatening illness, Rob and I have used other resources provided by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), including their outpatient centers, nurse advise line and CHOA’s emergency room at Egleston. We believe donating to CHOA is investing in an insurance plan, should our boys ever be diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The more money this not-for-profit organization has to spend, the greater the research, the more likely the breakthroughs, and the increased success in finding cures.

I hope you’ll consider donating to CHOA. If you don’t want to donate today, mark your calendar, and be sure to have your radio set to WSB AM 750 on Thursday morning August 26th starting at 5:00 AM. The Care-A-Thon lasts until Friday August 27th at 5:00 PM. Oh, and I’ll be helping with the phones from 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM on Thursday and 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Friday. Call me!!


If you are local to Atlanta, you’ve probably heard about Eddie’s Attic, a music venue in Decatur, GA. In fact, if you are a music fan, you’ve probably heard of Eddie’s Attic. The music venue has had many famous acts perform on its stage, including The Indigo Girls, Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, The Verve Pipe, Lowen & Navarro, Shawn Mullins, Kristen Hall, John Mayer, etc. You get my drift, I hope.

Recently, Five Star Iris performed on stage at Eddie’s Attic. And, as is common with Eddie’s performers, Alan Schaefer and Five Star Iris have shown their kind and giving heart. These guys are donating their live performance at Eddie’s Attic to Pick of the Litter, an animal rescue group. Make a donation to Pick of the Litter (any dollar amount) by clicking the ‘buy now’ button, and you will be given a link to download Five Star Iris ‘Live at Eddie’s Attic’ on the donation confirmation page.

Check out the second track on Five Star Iris’ live performance, “02 World Needs Now“.


And now that you’ve helped to put a smile on a child’s face, as well as ensure some animals have a safe place to call home, buy a little something for yourself. Sporty watches are available through

Oh, did I mention HopeWatch contributes a percentage of the purchase to various organizations? They do. When you select a watch, there is a drop down list of charitable organizations you may chose to receive a percentage of your purchase. Some of the charities included are CURE Childhood Cancer, United Way, and Golsen/Susan G. Komen for the cure 3-day.

So, while you listen to your music and keep track of the time of day, you’ll be reminded of how you helped the lives of others. And, I thank you for your support.

That was my thought on the matter. Your comment?

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