Happy Valentine's Day! You all are my Valentines, but that's not my secret.
Of course, I must admit that Elvis Aaron Schwarz is my extra special Valentine.
|Hi! Remember me?
I'm Elvis Aaron Schwarz.
Happy Valentine's Day, Baby Doll.
Oh, that man is a sweetheart.
My Valentine is Juli from Surviving Boys!
I am super proud of Juli because she has made the commitment to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, which means that she will walk twenty miles each day for three days to raise funds for breast cancer research and detection.
The Susan G. Komen Web site states:
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day help fund national research and large public health outreach programs. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 30 years has been impacted by a Komen grant. For more information about Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit Komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
After Juli walks her twenty miles each day, she won't check in to the Hilton to relax. She'll sleep in a tent. It's during the summer, so the weather will probably be hot; and the days will definitely be long. She's doing the walk with a friend, and they'll be with a large group of walkers.
A big, big part of Juli's commitment is that she has to raise a minimum of $2,300 to be able to participate. My Valentine's Day gift to Juli is a $60 donation toward her goal. I gave $60 because she's going to walk 60 miles.
I hope you'll help Juli, too. Just go to her blog at http://www.survivingboys.com/. On the right side of the blog, you'll see a large pink button. At the top, it says "Click Here So I Can Walk."
Let's all wish Juli a Happy Valentine's Day with a donation. This cause is definitely a worthy one. I don't know many people whose lives haven't been touched in some way by breast cancer.
I remember beautiful young Page, a member of our church when we lived in Maryland. Breast cancer took her life before she was even 30 years old. She left behind a husband, a two-year-old son, and a heartbroken church family.
So Juli, I made my donation because of Page, because this is a good cause, and because I love you. Happy Valentine's Day, Juli!
Infinities of love,