Thursday, July 21, 2011

Readers, can you spare one dollar for a worthy cause?

If you're a long-time reader, you no doubt have taken delight in the many stories about my daughter, Courtney.  The classic, of course, is her remark on the eve of Martin Luther King Day; it's a miracle I haven't yet integrated that little gem into my comedy act.  There are a million Courtney stories--everyone who knows her has one--and if you're new to this blog, click this link and your productivity for the day will be shot to hell.

My freakin' clone
Court's a blast (the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree) and she's truly beautiful inside and out. Last fall one of her closest friends, and someone I consider to be a member of our family, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  I understand there have been some significant advancements thanks to ongoing research, but it still sucks.  It's a terrible disease.

Well, Courtney and three of her friends, the "Albany Angels," are trying to raise $6000 between so they can participate in a 3-day, 50-mile walkathon that will be held on Cape Cod in September.  In her own words, here's why she decided to take this challenge:
A few months back, a friend of mine told me that she had been diagnosed with MS. My heart immediately sank. To be totally honest, I didn't know much about the disease at all. I knew it was out there, I knew it was no good, but I never put to much thought into it because I never knew anyone with MS. But that has changed! Now, I will do ANYTHING to make this disease go away for ever!
Courtney didn't hit me up for this, but I'm taking it upon myself to ask you all for a wee bit of help as she supports a worthy cause. If you can make a small donation to Court's MS Walk with Purpose web page, both of us would be SO appreciative.  Even one dollar would help--if every one of my readers donated just a dollar, the girls would be well on their way to achieving their goal.

Thank you in advance.  For everything.


Sous-Chef said...

Done :-)

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Thank you SO much!

Lori Biker said...

The girls have really been working hard both training and raising the needed $$$. They are very passionate with this project! Great of you to post this and great of your readers to embrace this! Thanks!

Jamie said...

I'm on my way there now...

I read your book this week. I was sorry when it ended.

Ready for the next one...

Happy Freakin' Friday. :)

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Thank you, Jamie! The girls really have been working hard on this.

Happy Freakin' Friday to you, too! (I love that you say that!)

Debbie said...

ABSOLUTELY! And she's a real beauty and yes, you're damn twin!
Have a great weekend my friend.


Vegas Linda Lou said...

Thank you, Debbie! XOXO