Thursday, November 10, 2011


Some feel like the date tomorrow 11*11*11 will be a very special day.

You can ensure that it will be. 
Take the chance tomorrow to celebrate the day with

11 Acts of Kindness

In addition to the special date --  it's Veteran's Day!!!!

So many opportunities to do just a little bit of good.

Here are a few ideas...

Visit this blog to see some of the ways she suggests doing a little good.
She has ideas that take a little work and elbow grease, ideas that require a little bit of money, ideas that require no money,....lots of ideas. Check it out!

Or....visit here to see all of Debbie's ideas
 ...especially those deeds that help our veterans and servicemen.

Or go here
to join in her month long celebration endeavor of spreading kindness.

Or visit here
and look at some of the great ideas that are already being done by others.

Most importantly,...don't feel overwhelmed, guilty, or stressed.

Keep it simple...perhaps just send a sweet note to school in your kids' lunches.
Here is one I found on Pinterest.

Whatever you decide, make it a great day!!

I'd love to hear back from you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis and a really good hot dog!!!

If you are local you have an opportunity this weekend to help Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes thick, sticky  mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. Without treatment, this condition is fatal. Luckily, there are now many wonderful treatments and medications available that allow people with CF to live healthy, normal lives.

However, the current median life expectancy is still only 37.4 years. Scientists are coming closer and closer to finding a cure for CF -- just this year an exciting new drug was submitted for FDA approval that "fixes" things at the cellular level for people with a select group of CF mutations -- but they need more help.

Here's how you can play a part...


This Saturday, November 5th, there is a run right here in Provo. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting "The Dawg Run," a 2.2 mile run from Provo High to J-Dawgs and back. 

Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the run is at 11:00 a.m. 
The price is $20. Proceeds go directly to the CF Foundation to help scientists find a cure for CF.

Here's the great thing about this race: Participants will run to J-Dawgs, actually get to eat a J-Dawg, and then run back.
(This cracks me up!!! I think this is a great idea though -- think of the other venues you could do this with for fundraising. I can think of a few places I love to eat at enough that I might be willing to run there just to get to eat! Cupcake shop next time anyone?) Running and eating -- brilliant. 

All of the info above I received from my sweet friend Sarah, whose two-year-old daughter Madeline suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Just like anyone else who deals with this on a personal level, I know she would appreciate any support you can give this event and this really good cause.

Plus, get a J-Dawg!!! If you haven't had one -- you should!

Spread the word!

If you want to participate, go here for more information. If you like the idea of helping but not the idea of running, you can donate directly to the foundation on this page.