Yesterday, for fun, I sent you to Cathy's Rants and Ramblings for a Blogger's Anonymous meeting. Today, I want you to go to her blog for a much more important reason.
She is doing a 24 hour blog athon. Raising money for the Alzheimer's Association. She lost her mother to this disease.
Please, go, support her by either sponsoring her (each blogathoner is trying to raise $500 for their charity, she, at 9:50 AM Central Standard time is $60 short, go help if you can!!) cheering her on, reading her posts and letting her know she's not alone in cyberspace!
For some people, 24 hours on line is just missing sleep. For Cathy, it is a sacrifice of love for her mother. Cathy has osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and has had total knee replacements and problems with edema and other health issues that require rest and care. But, to raise money for the Alzheimer's association, she is icing up, compression hosing up, and blogging along!
So, seriously, go ... Support her, if you can at all, even $5, financially, if not, let her know she's not alone!
Thank you! UPDATE: Cathy surpassed the $500. You can still donate for up to 48 hours after the blog athon ends (10 minutes ago) CONGRATULATIONS CATHY! YOU MADE IT!!!!!!!! The blog athon as a whole had Number of blogs: 285 Total pledges: 97,299.68 ...various charities and causes ... I surfed a few blog a thon blogs and I can tell you ...Cathy did an exceptional job. There were bloggers who stepped out to parties and had 'guest bloggers' ... Cathy stayed the whole 24 hours. There were bloggers who had 4 hours of posts that read "this is so hard! I can't believe how tiring this is!" Cathy had interesting posts all through ... it is well worth the read ...if you missed it, go read while she takes a couple days to recouperate. (And sponsor her if you can!).