1/14/2009

Make a meaningful difference


Apologies to the parent's cancer blog from which I lifted most of the below - it enabled me to get this blog post up ASAP. As cancer parents forever, we need your help.

From the Change.gov website: "Share your ideas on any issue facing the new administration, then rate or comment on other ideas. The best rated ideas will rise to the top -- and be gathered into a Citizen's Briefing Book to be delivered to President Obama after he is sworn in."

Right now "Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer" is the #4 rated idea. Online poker and marijuana legalization are both ahead - can you believe that cr*p?!

Close your eyes and imagine this: Obama walks into the Oval Office and settles in on January 26th. He is handed The Citizen's Briefing Book - outlining the issues facing the new administration. He opens it up. The first issue facing the new administration is "Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer". There are over 500 comments and stories for him to read.

Can any human being see that and read that and not do something about it?

Go to http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/home, log in, search childhood cancer. Go to the answer with the most comments. Vote it up. Leave your story in the comment.

Pass this to your friends. Let's make a difference - a meaningful one! Thanks.
2:15pm Update: I just logged-on to the site and found that Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer is way down the list! There are several with more points including two for high-speed rail, two for smoking pot and another for legalizing on-line poker! Hello? Get on and vote - and leave a comment after you vote.

13 comments:

Leigh William said...

Hi Andy,

I went to the site and voted up the cause. Thanks for keeping us informed as to how we can continue to make a difference.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you all.

With love,
Leigh

Vickie said...

I am good at following instructions for things like this and can report that I voted up all four pediatric cancer options.

Go Max Go!

Randee said...

Done!! Seems like such a no brainer--Cure for Childhood Cancer.

Anonymous said...

Done and thank you for making us aware of this. Everyone vote!!!! It only takes a minute and it is such an important message to send.

Anonymous said...

Done!....Max's Papa

Anonymous said...

Only took a minute to do...had no idea this existed. Thanks for letting us all know. xo Linny

Anonymous said...

Did it... I'm alerting everyone I know to get out and vote!!

Nana

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I just voted. Let's keep it in prayer.

Shannon said...

Did it...done! So easy. Please take the time to do this.
xo, Shannon

Erin Newman-Smith said...

Happy to do it.
Erin

Bree said...

Thanks for this post!!
xo,
Bree

Anonymous said...

done!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this picture of Max!
Carrie Palmer

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