Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rummage Sale Benefits JDRF!
Nothing warms my heart and fuels my sense of optimism more than stories related to charitable giving! My most recent example is from my very own neighborhood. Just down the road a family, who are friends of ours, and preparing their garage for a rummage sale. All proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in an effort to find a cure. And for this family the cure would mean a world of difference for their middle child. Diagnosed just over a year ago, his family has been at his side and is fighting for change. Not only will they walk as a family in an upcoming event, they are giving two days of their lives to transform discarded items into money to fund research. I've dropped off several bags for them to sell, and my local readers have a chance to shop at the end of this week. The sale will be held from 8am - 2pm on Friday, September 7th and Saturday September 8th and is located at 5110 Marathon Drive (just off of Whitney Way on Madison's west side). Check it out if you can, and spread the word to those who might be interested. A dollar here and a dollar there adds up...together we can change this young man's world.