Thank you to everyone you donated during the Mardi Gras Challenge. With your help, we raised $780! That is incredible for a time spanning less than a week, and I am so touched by your generosity and I am honored to know you.
Just because this most recent challenge is over, there is still a far bigger challenge ahead: eradicating blood cancers. I am still several hundred dollars short of my (low) goal, and there are other benefits to you for donating:
1. I have finished piecing the quilt top (for photos, see http://anurbancyclist.blogspot.com/2011/03/quilt-progress-top-done.html). Any donation of at least $5 makes you eligible for the raffle, just indicate whether you would like to be included in the drawing, which will be at the end of May.
2. The refund rally is still on! This tax season, remember how much you hate paying taxes, and how you didn't miss the money you're getting refunded this April. Please consider donating 10% of your refund to this worthy cause, which is 100% tax deductible.
3. As my mother says, the best personal reward is doing something for others: you would be making a huge difference in the lives of patients and families, by helping support them with mentoring programs, research, and other care.
Thank you, again, for your continued generosity (and patience!)