Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Reading for a Good Cause
He is also participating in a read-a-thon to raise money for his librarian, Sue Hasse, who is trying her best to survive brain and lung cancer. Some friends set up a Caring Bridge page for her (www.caringbridge.org/visit/suehasse2010). In support of everything that Mrs. Hasse has done for children and helping them learn to love reading, the community is holding a Beat Cancer Read-a-thon. They hope to raise money by reading 2,500 books between January 17 and February 17, 2011. Sponsors can donate money for each book read or by a flat donation. I’m giving $5 per book that Sidney reads. He says he can read five chapter books in one month—pretty ambitious for a 10-year-old boy, but he does come from a family of writers and readers. He is already on his fourth book!
If you would like to sponsor Sidney and help his librarian beat cancer, you can send Mary Kelley a check made out to CaringBridge. Email Mary for her mailing address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you can’t sponsor financially, you can still help Sue by sending her positive energy for healing.
Posted by Yvonne Perry at 8:32 PM