Thursday, August 5, 2010

an impromptu post

so this is one of those impromptu posts i mentioned yesterday...

Theresa Milton at Substitute Teacher's Saga brought up a really important topic over on her blog today.

in her words:

"All this talk about writers having a platform, but there are more important uses for platforms than promoting ourselves."

"When someone has a rare disease, big pharmaceutical companies don’t target finding cures or even treatments for them. The NIH doesn’t fund grant to target cancers that affect a small population. If you were a parent and your child had a rare disease, how would you feel?"

"But my husband’s friend refuses to be helpless. He founded: http://cureasps.org/. And he uses the money he’s raised to fund two scientists at Dana Farber."


and what is Theresa doing about this? well, holding a contest, naturally. if you're interested (and really, why wouldn't you be?) please stop by her blog for more info. (link is at the top of the article). even if donating isn't something you are able to do or feel comfortable doing, you can always help spread the word. what better cause is there?

you can make a difference.

it'll only take a few minutes of your time.

6 comments:

  1. Kari, thank you so much. You're awesome!

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  2. Oh thanks for this, I'll be heading over to check it out. She's right too. Platforms should be about more than promoting ourselves.

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  4. Perfect Imrpomptu, Theresa's post on the platform is great and spreading the word is so important. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Theresa--thank YOU. you are awesome for bringing this up and hosting a contest to do something about it!

    Shannon--great!

    Melissa--i agree completely.

    Erica--thanks, Erica. : ) have a great weekend, too!

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