Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrate Honor Inspire Friday

I have had the most amazing experience over the last seven days.

I have a Rock Fairy in my life now and I think everyone needs a Rock Fairy.  Way cooler than a Fairy God Mother.

I was looking for an idea to give our fund raising that Laura and I are doing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society a jumpstart.

I had this idea to give a small keepsake to anyone that donated 10.00 or more to our webpage.  Something that people might want to keep, something unique and the idea was born.  Start a movement, become a Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter.

I had recently placed an order to the Rock Fairy and when I placed my order, I asked for two custom made rocks.  I wanted one of the rocks to say, Celebrate Honor Inspire as that was my three word theme for 2011 and I wanted a rock that said Run 26.2 for Kelly. 

I wrote to Kim deBroin Mailhot(Aka the Rock Fairy) and asked would it be possible to place a special order for 100 rocks that would all have the same inscription.  What would it cost to do that?

To my amazement, Kim replied not only was it possible, but she would donate the rocks and her time to paint the rocks.  No charge.  Simply pay the shipping costs.  She wanted to help, she wanted to make a difference.  The rocks were her gift to Laura and me to help us in this fight to create a world without blood cancers.

Kim even made the rocks two sided, one side says Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter and the other side has an inspirational word.  She did this because to her it felt right, and I love them.  One of my favorites, says "Together" on the back.  

You can read more about Kim's efforts by clicking here.

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."-Martin Luther King

I hope those that are reading may be inspired to make a donation, or find their own calling to service, to greatness.

I don't know what the ripple effect of Kim's kindness will create in the world.  I do know what it did for me.

I was so touched in part that she chose to do this to help Laura and me celebrate Kelly's life, honor what she stood for, what she fought for.  A life that continues to inspire us.

To get your very own Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter rock  please click here and make a tax dedeuctible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of 10.00 or more and reserve your spot on the Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter's Wall of fame.

Rock on!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yay !Cool to see our collaboration in your words too. Tell your wife, Sue, that her comment on my blog made me smile big too.
    Here's to building steam, My Friend !