A few weeks ago, I mentioned that fellow blogger Susan of The Great Balancing Act was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Despite being hospitalized for treatment, she has managed to write some pretty incredible posts about everything she’s been going through:
- A Long Hard Road: Discovering she has cancer.
- Cancer, Day One: What being in the hospital is like.
- How to Make the Sick Sicker and You Are What You Eat: A revealing look at hospital food in Canada.
- Some Cancer Questions Answered: A Q&A session with Susan about her diagnosis.
- Lymphoma, Explained: More information about her specific type of cancer.
- What Floor Is This: On coming to terms with having cancer at 25.
Susan is a former-journalist turned personal trainer, and her recent diagnosis leaves her in a bit of a financial lurch. Treatment, while partially covered by Canada’s health care system, is still very, very expensive – approximately several thousand dollars a month. Chemo is expensive, but as I’ve seen time and time again, our blog community is very powerful. And loyal. And willing to help out those in need.
Janetha of Meals and Moves has organized a TREMENDOUS Live Auction & Bake Sale (see this post: HOW the auction will work!) for tomorrow, July 25, 2011. The live auction and bake sale will begin at 8:00 AM (EST). All funds raised through the auction will directly benefit Susan’s treatment.
There will be over ONE HUNDRED items to bid on, which is by far the largest and most extensive online auction I’ve ever seen. Check out this list of blogger baked goods that will be up for sale. In addition, the companies below donated AMAZING gift baskets to the auction.
- Attune Foods
- Aurorae Yoga
- Bob’s Red Mill
- Bondi Band
- Great Harvest
- Handful Bra
- Love Grown Foods
- Marx Foods
- Nourish Tea
- Peanut Butter & Co
- ReNew Life Probiotics
- Stonyfield Organic
- The Simply Bar
Beyond baked goods, items up for auction include a professional blog makeover, a lifetime recipe hosting service, autographed books and cookbooks from published bloggers, kitchen gadgets and dishes, clothing, accessories, and much more. Awesome.
All bids will start at $10. Again, all proceeds from the auction will go directly to Susan.
Please check out Meals and Moves for information about how the auction will work, and get ready to bid, bid, bid at 8:00 AM tomorrow. Online bake sales are really fun to participate in! I will definitely be hitting up the bake sale. I have my eye on the Chocolate Espresso Bites, as well as other goodies on the auction list!