Sunday, September 14, 2008

Last Call for Light the Night

In just a few hours, the Cancer Banter team will be joining hundreds of other walkers at UCLA for the Light the Night fund raising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Will this help make up for UCLA's embarrassing 59-0 loss to BYU?)

We've now raised $1,220, just $280 shy of the $1,500 team goal. WOW! That means generous supporters have donated nearly $700 since I debated "to walk or not to walk" on August 27. Talk about passive income! Well, at least I was passive. Friend Valerie Wass was busy actively raising money and recruiting mutual friends to walk.

If you've been thinking about making a donation, ponder no more. Click on the Light the Night icon to the left and do your part to find a cure for blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma). Give what you can afford, whether it's $5 or $50.

On another note, I feel like I've really arrived because my name was an answer in the LA Times crossword puzzle. The clue was "lazy person," and, of course, the answer was "Susan." I'm beginning to embrace my inner sloth.


Miss Melanoma said...

You're so funny. Too bad "Lori" isn't a 5 letter word, because I sure fit the description.

Ronni Gordon said...

Funny about the crossword puzzle. But with all that good work you're doing, it doesn't sound like you're being lazy at all!
P.S. My tomato sauce was more fun to make than to eat. I followed the recipe perfectly but it didn't say that when the sauce boiled down too much, I needed to add water or tomato paste or something. So by the time I added it to the noodles, there wasn't enough left to coat them. I guess I shoulda figured it out. Oh well, I'll probably try again. You probably would have done the right thing!

Susan C said...

Hi Lori, After reading your blog, I would never put together "lazy" and "Lori."

Ronni, "You probably would have done the right thing."

Ha - Don't be so sure. I'm so famous for answering the phone, checking on something in another room, etc. and ruining perfectly good food.

Last night I made a simple garlic, onion, tomato and basil topping for my pasta. I saute everything in olive oil with red pepper flakes and add a dash of balsamic vinegar. Can't go wrong with those fresh, home grown tomatoes. I picked up a half dozen from a local produce exchange member yesterday.

Trish said...

c'mon folks...pony up a bit...even a little...I know we don't all have a lot of disposable income these days, but even $5 helps!

Lazy---naw, you're not lazy, you're healing m'dear. There is a difference. Trust, me I know from lazy vs healing! I'm just up from an hour nap cuz someone, who shall remain nameless, snored ALL night and kept me up.

wait, I'm not your ONLY melanoma inflicted reader?!?! wow!

Hope the walk went well and sorry dear, no matter how big the donation, BYU's win and SC's win over OSU still are going to hurt the boys from Westwood! Fight On! ;-)

Susan C said...

Trish, thanks for encouragement to "pony up." Several people have answered the call and, along with some extra money brought in by the walkers, I think we're just about a hundred dollars short of the goal.


Things are looking great for the Trojans and lousy for the Bruins. At least my doc, a USC med school grad and huge Trojan fan, will be happy. It's the only thing I count against him.

Anonymous said...

My brother just gave $25 online, so we're almost there!


Susan C said...

Woo hoo! Thanks to Mr. "At Home in the Valley"! And thank YOU, for your contribution too.