Every September, our pal Stephen Hackett raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Stephen and his family have a very personal connection with St. Jude. From 512pixels.net:
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
It’s a month that is of vital importance to my family. As some of you may know, our oldest son was diagnosed in May 2009 with a malignant brain tumor. In the blink of an eye, we went from a young family with a seemingly-healthy six month old baby to a young family facing the reality that our son was gravely sick.
Today, that baby is in second grade. As I write this, he’s eating dinner with his two younger siblings. They just spent an afternoon running around the yard together.
That may just sound like another September afternoon to you, but to me, it’s nothing short of a miracle.
I try to donate every year to support Stephen and St. Jude. This year, Stephen is trying to raise $9,000 in honor of Josiah's 9th birthday. I know there are many charitable organizations worthy of your time and attention, but if you can throw a few bucks their way, I know Stephen would appreciate it.