December 2nd was Giving Tuesday, which I missed because I was on vacation. My friend Susan wrote about it on her blog the most -- of every moment, and she shared some of the ways she would be giving back.
I was very disappointed that I couldn't take part in Giving Tuesday last week, so I decided to designate today Giving Tuesday Part 2 and share with you a favorite organization that gives back in huge ways.
For many people with life threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, their hope for a cure often comes through a bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor. However, it can be very difficult, and sometimes impossible, to find a donor that is a successful match for the patient.
The goal of the Be The Match Marrow Registry program, which is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, is to grow the list of potential donors. My hubby and I joined ten years ago when a friend of ours had leukemia. Unfortunately, a suitable match was never found for him, and he passed away shortly after.
Joining is very easy - you can register online or search for a donor event in your area. All that is required is a quick cheek swab and some information. We get an email every year to confirm our contact phone number.
The chances of being a match for someone is only 1 in 500, but wouldn't it be wonderful to help save someone's life if you were called?
In other news, I'm very excited to announce that the winner of our cash giveaway was
I hope you get some Christmas shopping done for those new grandbabies of yours!
Finally, I'm taking part in two Instagram challenges this month:
I'm loving Instagram, so I hope you will check out my page or maybe add some photos of your own.