Donna was the daughter of one of the bloggers in our ChicagoNow family, Mary Tyler Mom. Donna died at the age of four of pediatric cancer. You can read her heart-breaking story here. But even better, you can donate to the non-profit Mary Tyler Mom created to honor Donna and raise money for pediatric cancer research, here at Donna's Good Things.
If my whole crazy family can run a 5K (Dork 1 and Dork 2 strike again) with Team Dancing Donna (and we were all supposed to wear tutus, but I was the only one that actually did. Weanies.) then perhaps you can run on over to Donna’s Good Things and make a contribution, in any amount. OR. If you want to get really crazy, you can shave your head at the St. Balrick's fundraiser that Mary Tyler Mom has organized at Candlelight Chicago on March 30th, which would then give you the perfect excuse to buy my friend Dave’s new book, The Balding Handbook. Or not.
Regardless of whether you can or will decide to donate, hug your kids today. Celebrate your health and theirs. Because life is precious and all too short.
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