Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here Comes MAP!

I've been asked why I came up with May Awareness Project, and the answer is easy. I have an affliction or two--as most of us will at some point in our lives--and I decided to turn a negative into a positive. I have Fibromyalgia. I've probably had it my whole life, as widespread pain, stomach issues, and anxiety have followed me as far back as I can recall. I also have Costochondritis, which considering my family history, is a bad thing. More about that Saturday.

I became active after my Fibro diagnosis and ran a blog and Fibro Awareness tea parties and the like every May. After a while, though, I felt as if I were doing everything in life with a singular focus--me. There are so many other things that need equal amounts of attention, and if I could bring awareness to one, maybe I could bring awareness to many.

Thus, with the help of many generous authors and readers and really nice people!...here we are. Project Awareness!

The causes:

6th – St. Jude’s (http://www.stjude.org )

7th – American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/) and Children’s Heart Link (http://www.childrensheartlink.org/)

9th – Diabetes Action (http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index) Action for Healthy Kids (http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/)

12th – American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Assoc. (http://www.afsafund.org/)

13th – Autism Research Institute (http://www.autism.com/index_b.asp)

14th – Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/)

16th – American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (http://www.aarda.org/)

18th – Citizen’s United for Research in Epilepsy (http://www.cureepilepsy.org/home.asp)

19th - NYSVARA New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association

20th – It Gets Better Project (http://www.itgetsbetter.org/pages/about-it-gets-better-project/) The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/)

21st – Shelter Our Sisters (http://shelteroursisters.org/ ) Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center (http://www.sunrisepasco.org/donation.html)

23rd – Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society (http://www.fshsociety.org/)

25th – The ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org/)

27th – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://www.afsp.org/ )Depression and Suicide To Write Love On Her Arms (http://www.twloha.com/move/)

28th – Breast Cancer Research Foundation (http://www.bcrfcure.org/)

30th – Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org/)

31st – Bone Marrow Registration ( http://www.marrow.org/)

The donators:

Amanda Brice
Blog: http://amandabrice.blogspot.com/

Ava March
Blog: http://avamarch.blogspot.com/

Avril Ashton
Website: http://www.avrilashton.weebly.com/
Blog: http://www.avrilashton.blogspot.com/

Brindle Chase
Website: http://www.forlorn-hope.net/

Chelle Cordero
Websit: http://chellecordero.com

Cute and Cuddly Quilts
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cute-and-Cuddly-Quilts/

Dana Taylor

Elaine Cantrell
Website: http://www.elainecantrell.com
Blog: http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com

Em Woods
Web/Blog: http://www.em-woods.com/

Evangeline Collins
Website: http://www.evangelinecollins.com/

Fiona McGier
Website: http://www.fionamcgier.com

J.S. Wayne
Blog: http://jswayne.wordpress.com/

Kally Sten
Website: http://original.kallysten.net/

Website: http://www.kevad.net/index.html
Blog: http://dakentner.blogspot.com/

Lee Ann Murphy
Website: http://leeannwriter.weebly.com
Blog: http://leeannsontheimermurphywriterauthor.blogspot.com

Lindsay Klug
Website: http://lindsaysbooks.webs.com/
Blog: http://lindsaysbooks.webs.com/apps/blog/

Lisa Beth Darling
Blog: http://lbdarling.wordpress.com/

Lyra Totten-Naylor

Margaret Rose
Blog: http://margaretrosewrites.blogspot.com/

Margie Church
Website/Blog: www.romancewithsass.com

Megan Hussey
Website: http://goldenmuse.tripod.com/

Nichelle Gregory
Website: http://www.nichellegregory.com/
Blog: http://simplysexystories.blogspot.com/

Patti Shenberger
Website: http://www.pattishenberger.com/

Rachel Firasek
Website: www.rachelfirasek.com

Ruth Seitelman
Website: www.RuthACasie.com
Blog: www.RuthACasie.Blogspot.com.

Sarah Balance
Website: http://www.sarahballance.com/
Blog: http://sarahballance.wordpress.com/

Stephani Hecht
Website: http://www.stephanihecht.com
Blog: http://stephanihechtauthor.blogspot.com

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