Sunday, October 25, 2009

The One Where We Raise Awareness

You read this right, our dazzling readers. One of our very first posts is actually a call to arms of sort. Though this blog might be new, it's creators are long-time inhabitants of the fandom. And there are 3 fantastic authors (who also happen to be mothers, fans, and activists) that we've come to know via reading their fics (and tweets).  And now they've joined together to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. While Mrs. Bing is an avid supporter or Breast Cancer Awareness, and Anntastic is a huge proponent of fighting Heart Disease, they are both mothers.  And therefore curing Childhood Cancer is a cause close to their bosoms & hearts. Please read the following and do whatever you can - donate, learn, or simply spread awareness.  Let's turn THIS kind of lemon into lemonade.

Dear friends, fans, and followers,

Did you know that every year over 200,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer? We cannot ignore this shocking statistic impacting the youth of the world, and we certainly hope that you won’t either. We need your help.

Starting Nov. 15th, through Nov. 20th, you will have the opportunity to help in the fight against childhood cancer. We haven't set a monetary goal because we're firm in the belief that no matter what we set, you will surpass it.

Running this virtual stand is the biggest challenge we have ever faced – the challenge of raising awareness of just how serious the epidemic of childhood cancer is.
The money raised will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a 501(c)3 public charity, to fund childhood cancer research projects. The mission of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily to support research into new cures and treatments; to encourage and educate others, especially children, to raise money for childhood cancer by holding their own lemonade stands; and to expedite the process of finding new cures and treatments, and bringing them to children with cancer now.

Please help support our efforts and this critically important cause by making a contribution through our virtual stand. You can make your donation online by visiting our Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraising page: Twilight Fandom Gives Back Donation Page.
You can also help us by passing this message along to others who may be interested in visiting our virtual stand, or holding one of their own!
Thank you for your support.

ninapolitan, lolashoes & tby789
Nina, Lola & Christina

P.S. you can find out more about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s by visiting


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