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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Walk the [Blood] Line

It was a rainy weekend in Boston, and I was so sad I couldn't join the Hemophilia Walk in Boston yesterday. But, I'm happy to say that New England Hemophilia Association surpassed their goal of $100,000! And this all happened in a downpour!

There are more walks happening all across the country to help raise money for hemophilia, for the local organizations who help us in our own states, for the National Hemophilia Foundation that lobbies for us and provides research, and even Save One Life, the nonprofit I founded, may benefit!

If you want to help kids with hemophilia, especially those suffering in poverty overseas, here's how!

Bayer is sponsoring "Virtual Walks" throughout the year, from the comfort of your own home, and Save One Life, which now sponsors over 1,000 children and young adults with hemophilia in developing countries, may benefit directly from it!

Bayer is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Bayer Virtual Walk for Hemophilia! Committed to helping support those who live with bleeding disorders, Bayer, through the Virtual Walk, is offering sponsorship funds to the National Hemophilia Foundation* (NHF), its local participating chapters, and to the Save One Life Foundation (www.saveonelife.net). This year, the top 5 participating local NHF chapters with the most virtual walkers will receive sponsorship funds, as follows:
1st place - $15,000, 2nd place - $10,000, 3rd place - $5,000,
4th place - $2,500, 5th place - $1,000
Bayer will also award up to $30,000 to the National Office of the NHF in New York City, and up to $7,000 to the Save One Life Foundation.
That's a total of up to $70,000 in sponsorship funds to support the bleeding disorder community! Joining the Virtual Walk for Hemophilia is as easy as 1-2-3! Participants simply need to:
  1. Visit www.WalkForHemophilia.com
  2. Create a virtual character & choose a message. 
  3. Select the chapter you are walking for.
If your local chapter is not one of the participating chapters in this year's Virtual Walk, you can still be involved! Just choose to walk for the National Office of the NHF. You can then share your virtual walker on Facebook and invite everyone you know.
Another exciting feature we have added this year is that on the day of a chapter's physical walk, any virtual walker created will count as double! This is a great opportunity for a chapter's virtual walk ranking to benefit from bringing their community together.
Together we will help raise awareness for bleeding disorders across the country! (My two cents: And help directly those suffering in countries where no factor is available)
Great Book I Just Read

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (Kindle)

A crazed, young scientist named Griffin has discovered the means to make himself invisible. With the power that comes from not being detected (or so he thinks) he unleashes a reign of terror in England. He begins to torment unsuspecting people, stealing, ransacking, sometimes in a sadistic way. This is a very dark novel, extremely well written of course—it is by the Master and Founder of Science Fiction himself. Griffin eventually tracks down colleague Kemp, shares his plans to dominate the world, and his malicious joy terrifies Kemp.

First published in 1897, The Invisible Man retains its thrilling plot, pace and characters even now. It’s not as good as War of the Worlds or The Time Machine, but it's short enough to be read in a single sitting, is stimulating, entertaining and sharp. The science behind how he becomes invisible is great! The pace of the book pick up at the end to a great climax. Four/five stars.

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