Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Commenting For Charity: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

We received 322 (our highest yet!) comments during April and were happy to donate $161 to Samaritan’s Purse to help with the relief efforts in Japan after the earthquake and Tsunami.  Now they are helping those in Alabama recover from their destruction.  This organization is wonderful, founded by Dr. Billy Graham's. son.  I actually read his autobiography,  Rebel With A Cause by Franklin Graham which describes the beginnings of Samaritan's Purse. Thanks to all who took time to comment in April!

For the month of May, our charity for comments is The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  I used to participate in the Great Strides walk each year, but really do not like to hit up people for money so thought I would donate 50 cents per comment during May.

My friend has a child with Cystic Fibrosis.  I never realized what all it entailed until I watched this video made by the father when she was three that shows what it is like.

Here are some statistics regarding cystic fibrosis that I got from www.cff.org:
  • About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
  • More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
  • More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
  • The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s.

We hope you will visit all four of our blogs (listed on tabs at top) and comment away in May!  If you donate per comment to charity, please let us know so we can add your blog to our special blog roll of others we know that do.


Rebecca Mecomber said...

Here's a comment! :)

Sorry I haven't been around. I have been overwhelmed with work and stuff with the kids, and then our yard and basement flooded badly last week. :( Ugh. I just can't seem to catch up/

I hope your computer is doing better! I will have a tutorial on how to install a firewall in the near future, if you are interested.

Have a good week.

Ann in the UP said...

Way to go! That is an excellent comment count!

You are helping to educate us, too, and that can't hurt anything!

Good job!

The Author said...

Karen, What fantastic news on the amount of money you raised. I haven't totaled my comments yet but I don't think I'll have many because I barely blogged last month. I'm going to do my comments for charity in a different way next month. Anyway, life has been kind of in an uproar here but I'll try to get by to visit you more often. Thanks for the informative article on cystic fibrosis.

BeadedTail said...

That's wonderful you donated so much last month and hope you have another great month for the next worthy charity!

Karen and Gerard said...

Rebecca: Sorry to hear about you flooded basement--glad we don't have that problem, at least not yet! I did miss your comments lately, figured something was up. I'll watch for the firewall post but honestly don't like to monkey with stuff unless necessary when it comes to installing and uninstalling things on my computer. Just spent about an hour last night getting my photo scanner stuff re-installed. I wish I were a computer Whiz, but I'm not. More of a learn as I go, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Ann in the Up & Beaded Tail: Thanks! I love sharing with others some of the different charities I like. It's always exciting for me to total up the comments--very surprised that this month was my highest yet in spite of all my Easter song videos I posted for two weeks. Guess my other posts made up for them.

Mountain Woman: I'll mention about your May comment plan on my "Things I Learned This Week" post on Friday. Glad Mountain Man is home again!

Anonymous said...

My husband's little brother in his fraternity in college had cystic fibrosis and I never realized, either, what all it entailed. He used to help with his treatments and it wasn't easy to do, I know. Great cause to contribute to so here is my 50cents worth for the day!!! :-)

charity foundations said...

This is surely an amazing achievement. Such a high comment count shows the amount of faith people have in you. Well done.

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