It seems that everyone as been touched by cancer in some way…it’s hard to get away from it. Â 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. Â Cancer does, indeed, suck.
Last year I wrote about my friend Amy Blue. Â 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: Â Project Cupid. Â 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. Â 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 heartfeltÂ 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 – Â if you can make it out I hope you make it to Whiskey Park on Friday!
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