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Supporting Parker, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network

13th June 2012

This is my final post as a #MiracleMoms, in support of the IWK Foundation Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

During this campaign, I have been supporting Parker, a 10 year old from Halifax who was diagnosed with Leukemia. He is a cutie and a very determined young man, who can write a great speech, as you can see in this excerpt below:

Hi,

My name is Parker and I’m 9 yrs old.  In July of 2010 my life changed…I was diagnosed with Leukemia, a form of blood cancer.  The first 6 months of my treatment were intense, tough and sometimes painful but I needed to do all this stuff to clean up my blood.  I’m now on a maintenance program until Sept 2013.  Until then, I’ll take chemo pills daily and will go to the IWK monthly to get chemo in my port-o-cath.

The good thing about my cancer is that it has a cure.

Although my energy level is a little low, I did not miss too much school last year and I was able to continue playing hockey and lacrosse.  I decided not to play hockey this fall because skiing and curling are my real passions.   Maybe I should take up cycling!

Another good thing about my cancer is that NOW, I only do what I’m passionate about.

He is such an inspiration.

This is why I was so excited to become a part of this campaign and spread the word – it’s such a worthwhile cause.

As it is coming to the end, I am asking you to work with me to support this wonderful hospital. Every dollar donated counts and helps support this hospital. My personal goal is to raise $1000 and I need a lot of help getting there. The great thing is you can now donate via Paypal as well as the other standard forms of payment.

Please consider supporting me, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network!!

Disclaimer: I am part of the MiracleMoms program and receive compensation for my participation in this program.  All thoughts and opinions reflected in this post are my own.

Support The Children’s Miracle Network and The Newport Family

30th May 2012

I am so honoured to be one of the #MiracleMoms and support The Children’s Miracle Network. I have come to realize what an amazing organization this is, and with my love of children, I can’t help but be touched by every story I’ve heard.

I would like to introduce you to the wonderful Newport family and their beloved Evan. Please take a few moments and watch this very emotional video.

Kleenex is mandatory.

As a #MiracleMom, I am also looking to you for your support of this wonderful initiative. Please consider making a donation today – you can go HERE to make a donation – any donation over $20 will come with a tax receipt. You can also click on the IWK Foundation badge (the specific children’s hospital I’m supporting during this campaign) on the right to donate. My goal is $1000 and I’m a long way from there – any amount will get us closer. How about skipping your Starbucks today and putting that $5 – 10 towards this wonderful cause?

You can also support us by passing on this post and/or by sharing my donation page via Twitter, Facebook and email. You can do this directly from the donation page as well.

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You can find the Children’s Miracle Network on Twitter here and here, and Facebook.

You can follow the Miracle Moms campaign, by following the #MiracleMoms hashtag on Twitter.

Thanks so much for reading and supporting me as one of the #MiracleMoms – I appreciate it so much.

Disclaimer: I am part of the MiracleMoms program and receive compensation for my participation in this program.  All thoughts and opinions reflected in this post are my own.

Do Something Little, Help Something Big

21st September 2011

I believe teaching  my children to be polite and kind to people is one of my most important roles as a mom. I think in reality, it’s a “little” thing that can make a big impact in their lives and others as well. Of course, being aware of one’s environment and how important it is to care for and respect the environment is another thing that kids need to know from a young age. That is why I really wanted to write about the Do Something Little, Help Something Big initiative.

Energizer has partnered with Evergreen on this great campaign to make the earth a little greener. Evergreen is a “not-for-profit organization committed to making Canadian cities greener and more livable. ” The Do Something Little, Help Something Big initiative is all about caring about the environment and your community, and as such, Energizer has contributed $100,000 toward this fantastic campaign. You can also be a part of this and make a difference – go the website and choose five positive acts that you promise to do, and Energizer will donate $1 to Evergreen.

Here are the five things I pledged:

1. I will donate my children’s books to the school library.

I actually do this every year. We love books in our home, but there is  never enough room to keep all of them. So once we outgrow certain books, we give them to my kids’ public school. Although it’s hard for me/us to part with them, it makes us happy to know that other children will enjoy them.

2. I will unplug cell phone chargers and computers when not in use.

We are guilty of this one for sure – leaving our laptops and phones plugged in and on all day and all night. So I know this will definitely benefit us cost-wise while helping the environment, and it really is a small thing that can contribute to a big result, so why not .

3. I will tell my kids how much I love them.

This one is easy for me. We tell our kids we love them several times a day, every day. I really believe you can’t tell your kids enough. I come from a home where you knew you were loved, but you didn’t necessarily hear it that often. I knew that I wanted my kids to hear it and be able to say it just as easily. It’s such an easy thing to do to make someone feel good. I will never stop telling my kids either – no matter how old they get. I hope they do the same.

4. I will donate clothes I don’t wear to charity.

I JUST did this this past weekend. It’s a great way to purge and declutter your home and closets, while helping out others and keeping it out of landfills. So easy.

5. I will do my laundry during off peak hours.

I also started to do this one recently to be more cost effective on our electricity bill. Although it’s not always convenient to do laundry during these hours, I have pledged to do it to contribute to this great initiative.

To learn more about Evergreen and the Do Something Little, Help Something Big, visit NowThatsPositiveEnergy.ca  and please leave me a comment below, and let me know what little changes you plan on making, to make a big difference.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Energizer Canada & Evergreen “Do Something Little, Help Something Big” program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Energizer Canada & Evergreen. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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