Monday, June 8, 2009

Gosh Dawn it --- Donate some marrow

Earlier this year I wrote about the passing of my friend Dawn Nelson after her battle with leukemia. Dawn decided to blog about it and share her journey. She was especially passionate about blood donation & bone marrow donoation.

There was an update on the blog today that is well worth sharing. From June 8-22/09 (or until funding runs out) you can join the bone marrow donor registry for free. (It's normally $52.)

You can check out the post on her page, which gives step by step directions, with photos, on the donor process. (It's just a swab of your cheek and send it in.)

You can also go directly to the National Marrow Donor Program.

Until next time, when we can chit-chat again!


Anonymous said...

If Brad and Angie's 'charity' and 'humanitarian' work is legit, then why don't they donate directly to the most efficient charities to begin with? Why must the funds be donated to their own foundation first? Why are the donations to and from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation publicized so often within a week of their latest film or DVD release? Why isn't their foundation rated by any independent charity watchdog? Why havn't they spent or granted the majority of their funding so far directly on 'humanitarian' work? Why are the private jets rides and super high-end accomodations around the world necessary to promote 'good will'? If Brad Pitt's 'Make it right' foundation is really about helping people, then why are lower income families excluded? Why would Brad Pitt compete for funding, awareness, and support with the most efficient and effective home building charity organization in the world (Habitat For Humanity)? Why not just endorse and support Habitat instead?

Why in the name of all that is right and logical would a 'humanitarian' squander such obscene levels of limited life sustaining resources on multiple mansions, private jet rides, private helicopter rides, and super exclusive super high-end accomodations around the world? Why in the name of all that is right and logical would a 'humanitarian' deliberately concentrate the world's wealth and resources? Why would they deliberately expand the gap between the rich and poor? Why would they promote, demand, accept, and celebrate the concept of extreme wealth or obscene compensation for the making of movies? Even now when so many people worldwide struggle to survive? Why not call for a more reasonable, moral, and logical pay-scale for all people? Why not call for a more reasonable distribution of wealth? WHY ARE HOLLYWOOD HUMANITARIANS SUCH DISGUSTING HYPOCRITE SLOBS?

T said...

Thanks for your comments.