Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pound Out SMA/SMARD Announcement and New Giveaway Goodies!!

Hi all! We are thrilled to announce we now have 18 sponsors on board, and a few more who have chosen to lump sum donate. That means if I can get my butt in gear and lose the full 30 lbs. we will raise over 600.00 dollars! YAY everyone!

For those who haven't had a chance to read about Pound Out SMA/SMARD, here's what's going on: we are raising money for Dr. Keirstead's embryonic stem cell program at UC Irvine--a program which has the capacity to CURE Dakin's disease. Dr. Keirstead and his team are preparing for human clinical trials on SMA Type 1 children in early 2010, but need funding to help these trials happen. So we have joined with a number of other SMA families to raise 100,000 dollars. Our part of this will be Pound Out SMA/SMARD, in which I am attempting to lose weight to raise money.

If you'd like to help, you can do so in two ways:

1. You can donate directly any amount to Unite for the Cure, and in the donations box write Pound Out SMA/SMARD or Lovelace family.
2. You can pledge to me 1.00/pound to a total of 30 pounds/30 dollars. Let me know if you'd like this option by responding to this post or emailing me at Pledges will be collected at the end of November.
100% of all donations go to Dr. Keirstead's program.
NOW FOR OUR ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm really excited about this! We have a new giveaway sponsor: Littlest Boutique! Littlest Boutique makes beautiful bows for little girls, as well as fashion accessories for women. Seriously, you need to check Littlest Boutique out--all the items are gorgeous!! The woman who runs it is the wife of a friend, and we are so glad to have them on board! Littlest Boutique is offering a breathtaking set for one winner of our giveaway. Check it out:
I know, right? GORGEOUS!! The giveaway for the hematite, rose quartz and amethyst jewelry is also still going on--as a reminder (and I apologize again for the lousy pics):

Giveaway Rules: you get one entry each:

1. Post about Pound Out SMA/SMARD on your blog, then come back here and let me know!

2. Post about Pound Out SMA/SMARD on Facebook, and let me know here.

For those who have already entered, you don't need to do it again. The cutoff for the giveaway is now October 1st!


Sky said...

ok some how in our world of SMA i missed this, I want to do it too,,, tell me how. please send me an email at

Sara said...

i love the bows!! if only raia had enough hair....
i love your new layout too!