Sunday, May 26, 2013

If You Tweet, Tweet This!

I've been wanting to do a post for a while now on charitable or community organizations I care about.  Really, it's hard to pick just one.  But here are a few organizations I think are just great.

 I've worked with a wonderful organization, The Children's Inn, by doing a charity golf tournament each year at the end of April.  These folks do amazing work nurturing families who are facing unspeakable difficulties. Next up I want to see about getting a group together to do something for their "Thoughtful Treasures" program!   

I love the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project and have donated many bracelets to them (and hope to do many more!)


The Bead-It-Forward quilt project is also a favorite.   It's great to see so many beaders from across the world donate squares to this project!
 
Today I want to tell you about another organization and ask a small favor.

Two years ago, one of my high school classmates lost her son suddenly.   He was 12 years old and had a heart condition they were unaware of because he seemed otherwise healthy.  

Their story is so heartbreaking and frankly I can't even begin to imagine their pain. Yet it is inspiring to see the family honor Josh's memory with the work the are doing with the Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation. 

The Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness in preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in children and adolescents, and providing charitable assistance to individuals, families, and organizations.


Today would have been his 14th birthday.  His older brother has organized a movement today, to make this hashag: #happybirthdayjosh trend on Twitter, to honor Josh and to raise awareness of the Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation.

So if you have a Twitter account - won't you please tweet #happybirthdayjosh ???

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to honour him! I don't have a twitter account though....

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  2. This makes me wish I tweeted.

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  3. I know that it is rather late in the day but I have tweeted.

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