Project Cupid 2011

Isaias Thomas Valentin 9.9.99 ~ 9.5.09

It seems that everyone as been touched by cancer in some way…it’s hard to get away from it.  I’ve lost many loved ones to cancer, the most recent loss being my 38 year-old cousin who died a little over a week ago from complications brought on from colon cancer.  Cancer does, indeed, suck.

Last year I wrote about my friend Amy Blue.  She also lost a cousin to cancer, 9 year-old Isaias, and she took the pain of that loss and turned it into something positive:  Project Cupid.  This Friday (February 4th) Amy and Project Cupid will be holding their second annual charity date auction at Whiskey Park.

Your $15 donation (and 100% of the proceeds) will go to Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier’s Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research Fund.  Acute Myeloid Leukemia is the form of cancer that killed Amy’s cousin Isaias so the donations this year are taking on a very personal meaning for Amy and her family.

My emotions are still a bit raw for me to write much about my experiences with cancer right now, but my friend, and Amy’s husband, Josh wrote a heartfelt entry on his blog about how much this support means to their family.

Along with the auction there will be a live action and opportunity drawings for many items, including Boston sports memorabilia, so there should be something for everyone!

It promises to be a fun night for a great cause –  if you can make it out I hope you make it to Whiskey Park on Friday!

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