2010 is almost over and a new year about to begin. I am ready to take the Christmas decorations down and get life back into some order. After a busy two weeks with my family around to celebrate all that is good in our lives, they have left and I need to get back to normal, whatever that may be. As we get ready to ring in the New Year the thought of a resolution is in many people’s minds, mine included. We hear the standard lose weight, get organized or start eating better, but most of us fail. I however will step out on a limb and make my New Year’s resolution one that is both challenging and engaging to not only myself but to others as well. After eight years the passion that once ignited my pet project the Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer (www.honeysucklefoundation.org) is held only by a few. When we were right off the battle field of pediatric cancer there were many supporters, volunteers and donors. Time and life has seen them dwindle away and our core group has grown smaller and smaller. I am very lucky to have some truly dedicated individuals who work tirelessly for our cause, but it has gotten difficult especially once the economy tanked. I want 2011 to be the year that the Honeysuckle Foundation takes off and makes a mark in the world of pediatric cancer patients. Like pink is to breast cancer awareness, I want to utilize social media, mainstream media and network marketing to spread the word that there are too many kids battling for their lives and they need support today. We want to collaborate with other not for profits in helping kids throughout this country fighting this deadly disease. This mighty feat however cannot be done by just a few. There is strength in numbers and I will seek out and find anyone who is willing to roll up there sleeves and get the message out. Quality of life is just as important as the number of days in the life of a child with cancer.
I have no set plan on how to do this and I will take it one day at a time. I will write, post and implore others to join us and hopefully along the way 2011 will be Honeysuckle Foundation’s year; we will get the support and resources we need to help these children. It is imperative that we achieve this goal as none of us has a crystal ball and can foresee our future, and unfortunately today and everyday 46 children and their family’s lives will change forever. We want to be able to help them and hope that maybe you do too!
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Happy New Year!