I love St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I used to dream that one day I would work there. We drive to Memphis to get to K’s hometown and I always get excited when we drive by St. Jude. It became an even more special place to me when my friend’s four-year-old son Will was diagnosed with a malignant embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma last fall. I have seen firsthand how St. Jude Hospital makes a difference in the lives of children with cancer. God’s Will, as we affectionately call him, and my dad were cancer-fighting buddies. They loved each other and had a special bond that was greater than the differences in their ages. Through Dad’s and Will’s cancer fight this year, our families have become forever bonded.
Will went back to St. Jude’s for a checkup a couple of months ago. His scans were clear and he is cancer-free! I am so thankful for the incredible team in Memphis and the amazing work they are doing to fight cancer.
So for the final birthday gift of the Fiesta of Fabulous Forty-ness, I want to give away this Liz Claiborne Snowman bag:
I ordered it from the St. Jude Hope Gift Book and the proceeds from its purchase go to St. Jude Hospital where all children are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.
To win this bag, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me two things: First, I want to know your “Have-to-Hear-It-or-It’s-Just-Not-Christmas Song.” Second, I want to know your “Have-to-Eat-It-or-It’s-Just-Not-Christmas Food.”
By the way, this isn’t a formal contest with very strict rules. I just wanted to give stuff away for my birthday. If you want to comment on any of the other Fiesta posts that you missed, feel free. I’ll randomly pick a winner for each birthday present some time after midnight tonight and I’ll tell you who won some time tomorrow. So let the conversation continue!