Holly, my newly-minted stepsister-in-law† has been Hodgkin's-free for 13 years.
Mom had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma before she died nearly four years ago.
In a fit of bonding and in honour of the big ol' empty space where Mom used to be, I'm walking on Holly's team‡ in Light the Night on October 1 in Wash Park here in Denver.
As my uncle, the motivational speaker§ says, "If you don't ask, the answer is always no."¶
I ask that if the cause speaks to you and the timing is right, please click the giant Light the Night button over there on the right and use me as a conduit to donate.
I'll be thankful if you would like to participate and utterly unruffled if you don't.
Thank you for your time. Now go ask someone to tell you a good priest/rabbi/bar joke.
p.s. -- next week I *promise* pictures of Dr. Doom and a completed knitting project.#
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): One of the not-evil ones.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): The cleverly-named "Holly Holly Hodgkin's Free"
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): I am not making this up.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Though I don't hesitate to point out to him that sometimes it's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission. In that case, the whole "no" question is moot.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Because it's been well established that knitting pictures make everything better.