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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk

So I attended Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk in San Diego on Sunday with my bracelets, and arrived back home with 140 out of 300. I set out my bin of bracelets at 9AM and had to leave a little after noon, but When I left, about 100 had been taken, and I left extra to last the rest of the day. The woman who was running the Epilepsy Foundation booth said as it got later, more people were taking them. So I hope they all found good homes! If not, I'm guessing the Epilepsy Foundation took them back with them. She realizes how much it costs to buy silicone bracelets, so I'm pretty sure she wouldn't just discard them.

My only problem this year was that my supplier screwed up my order! I always get glow-in-the-dark bracelets but these don't glow. :-( I also ordered 200 medium and 100 small (and wanted to order large next time around... I had to find a way to get the cost down) and got 200 small and 100 medium!! Small are the least popular, even though I want them to fit on children's wrists, you know? I've been trying to contact the company (they're in China...) for the past week to no avail.... looks like I will be trying out new suppliers. :-/

This year people had some tent/booths set up, which I'm going to try to do next year. I think that will be even better than having my little set up at the info table. I'll have my own booth for the bracelets and information! I don't know if it costs anything, but I say let's make it a goal! Perhaps I could take donations for the bracelets, as well. Other people were selling books, etc. I'm excited about it.

All in all, it was a successful day! I'd like to say hello to anyone who might be coming to the site for the first time because you picked up a bracelet at the walk. Hello! Welcome! I'm glad you're here. :-)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


So the book signed by the lovely Jennifer Love Hewitt went for $53 on eBay to a bidder in Australia. I'll have to do the math to see what eBay and Paypal take out of that, BUT this sweet bidder wanted to donate more to the cause, and since she's going to donate separate from eBay, they won't take a bite out of it.

Thank you to everyone who bid, and congratulations to the winner! Thanks so much for helping me spread awareness. I look forward to Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk at the end of this month! The bracelets have been ordered and I'm waiting anxiously... :-)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I ran across this on a message board and thought I'd share it:

Has any one heard of the preseratives in meats being a trigger for seziures? Cold cuts are really loaded with the stuff. We had gone to see a Doc. in Hoeophic med and he told us that it takes a day or so for the stuff to get to your brain but when it does the stuff can cause shorts avoid the stuff and all pork products along with any thing that says prosessed on the lable. Dairy products are also a carrier.

And don't forget to bid on the auction before it ends on Sunday! Jennifer Love Hewitt signed book.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let the bidding begin!

I've listed the book on eBay (see the link below) and am ready for bids! Remember, this is helping to pay for more bracelets, so please help me raise enough to cover the cost of the book and the eBay fees. I'm wishing now I'd thought ahead and bought a copy on Amazon to save some money... lol.

Autographed copy of The Day I Shot Cupid

Oh yes, and that's my friend Amy getting her copy signed. I didn't have anyone to take my photo with JLH, since I got there earlier. Plus we couldn't pose with her anyway. :-/

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fundraising! Part 2

So last night I got Jennifer Love Hewitt's new book, stood in line for an hour or so, and got it signed. I'm going to be listing it on eBay this weekend to raise funds for the epilepsy bracelets, which I need to order veryvery soon! I would list the book this morning, but I'm rushing to get ready for a short film screening in Burbank (otherwise known as Far Far Away) today. I wasn't nominated for anything, but it should be fun anyway!

Back on topic! If you want to know about the book, The Day I Shot Cupid, this is it. I haven't read it, but intend to read a bit before I ship it off to the highest bidder.

I have to say, I learned a lot about book signings last night. I mean, someday I want to finish the book I started on losing a step-child (there are no books out there! Does anyone want to collaborate with me?), and I'm sure book signings come with the territory. Last night worked like a well-oiled machine. In a bad way. It was like going down a slip-n-slide. The line moved quickly, she signed the book and the next person was sent right over. I think the most disappointing thing was that we weren't allowed to get photos with her (would have been soooo great to post on Facebook for all the people who keep telling me "you know who you look like...?" I even got it at the birthday party I attended right after the book signing). I've never been to another book signing, but I thought it was a time where you actually got a little time with the author. The only book I have signed is Audrey Hepburn Treasures, and that's because I know one of the authors. Anyway... it was a bit of a let-down but I did get the book signed, and I'm hoping to get a little money from it to pay for more bracelets. The walk is coming up in a month, and I'd hate to miss it.

In other news, I'm going back to Paris this summer (with 2 weeks in Hungary with Habitat for Humanity in July) and gearing up to shoot a little web series. I know that has nothing to do with anything here, but I'm excited about it and want everyone to check it out when it's done!

Stay tuned for my next post! I'll have a link to the auction!

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Friday, March 26, 2010


So tonight I'm going to get a copy of Jennifer Love Hewitt's new book signed by the author... and then I'm going to list it (probably on eBay) for sale to raise funds for more bracelets. The price has gone up this year, significantly! At least 10ยข per bracelet more. Please help out! I will be ordering by this weekend to make sure I get some for the walk, but there's always the next one, too, you know!

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Urgent Request for Donations!

As you might know, every 6 months there is an epilepsy awareness walk in Southern California. Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk takes place this year on April 25, in San Diego, and I intend to be there once again with my bracelets. The problem is - I only have about 50 left! I want to order 300 more - to pass out about 200 and keep 100 on hand at home. But for 300 bracelets it will cost $456. At the moment I'm trying to save money for my summer trip, and the Tax Man, so this is a large chunk of change. I have to pay by the end of this week to guarantee I get the bracelets on time. If I can't raise a little extra money to pay for this, I might not be able to hand out bracelets this year. If you would like to help me in my mission to raise awareness of the dangers of drowning, please go to the page below and click on "buy now" to donate. Please make a note in your Paypal payment that it is a donation towards bracelets for the event. For your donation I will send you a bracelet, as well, to say "thank you."


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