Monday, May 2, 2011

Comment For Charity--The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

We received 322 (our highest yet!) comments during April and were happy to donate $161 to Samaritan’s Purse to help with the relief efforts in Japan after the earthquake and Tsunami.  Now they are helping those in Alabama recover from their destruction.  This organization is wonderful, founded by Dr. Billy Graham's. son.  I actually read his autobiography,  Rebel With A Cause by Franklin Graham which describes the beginnings of Samaritan's Purse. Thanks to all who took time to comment in April!

For the month of May, our charity for comments is The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  I used to participate in the Great Strides walk each year, but really do not like to hit up people for money so thought I would donate 50 cents per comment during May.

My friend has a child with Cystic Fibrosis.  I never realized what all it entailed until I watched this video made by the father when she was three that shows what it is like.

Here are some statistics regarding cystic fibrosis that I got from www.cff.org:
  • About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
  • More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
  • More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
  • The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s.

We hope you will visit all four of our blogs (listed on our sidebar) and comment away in May!  If you donate per comment to charity, please let us know so we can add your blog to our special blog roll of others we know that do.

1 comment:

  1. The book is a great one and highly recommended even if you'r not a Yankee fan, In fact you should be !! It was delivered in great shape. Thanks.

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Thanks for commenting and happy reading!

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