Archive for April, 2008
Wondering how you can help now?
We need help spreading the word about Unleash Your Story. Tell all of your reading or writing friends about our events. Include a link to this site on your blog or website.
Help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
If you’ve just returned from the RT convention and you’re checking out our website for the first time, welcome!
Feel free to browse around. We are still building our site, but we’re excited about the possibilities this event has for bringing us closer to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Whether you’re an author or a reader, you can help. The idea is simple. You can work alone or with a team to set a writing or reading goal for the month of September 2008. We’ll give you a button for your website or blog so that your supporters (readers, friends, family or anyone else) can click through to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website and make a donation in honor of you or your team. If you don’t have a blog or website, we’ll set up a link for you here.
Challenge your friends to read more, write more or raise more! To make the event more fun, we’ll have special prizes. Check back here for more information coming soon. Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you information as it becomes available.
Thanks for your support!
If you met one of us at the New England Chapter RWA Conference–thanks for stopping by. As you can see, our website is still under construction, but our About page will give you the basics of how our event will work. The CF page has some basic facts about Cystic Fibrosis, as well as link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the charity that will receive 100% of all donations from our event.
If you’re interested in registering for the event, or finding out more, you can e-mail us at email@example.com. Or feel free to ask questions by posting a comment here.
Thanks for visiting!
Our site is still under construction, but you’re welcome to browse around and see what we have so far.
We’re determined to help writers and readers unleash their stories, but we have a story to unleash as well. Our story is about Cystic Fibrosis. A diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis is life-altering for the whole family. A mother of a young child with CF once told me that she faces the reality that her child is dying each day.
Of course, at some level we all are. But it’s different for someone with CF for whom a cold or the flu is major health threat. Life is better for someone with CF now than it was 50 years ago. Thanks to research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation–treatments are getting better all the time. But families dealing CF still live on a tight rope, balancing living a normal life with protecting their children from the dangers associated with school, parties and other activities.
So, the real story we want to unleash is the cure for CF. It will have a scene near the end where a doctor is visiting with new parents. She’ll say something like this:
“Congratulations, your baby is healthy, except for a small problem called Cystic Fibrosis. But that’s nothing to worry about–we have a cure.”