Who is Susan?
Susan is the amazing blogger behind The Great Balancing Act. She is a certified personal trainer, a retired journalist and someone I had the great pleasure of getting to know about a year ago when a group of Canadian healthy living bloggers go together to plan a Canadian Health, Wellness & Fitness Conference called No Limits Canada. We spent many hours on Skype and exchanging emails and this when I learned what a great person Susan was.
Recently, Susan was diagnosed with Lymphoma. This is a tough pill to swallow because I know Susan is an immensely healthy person and lives a very healthy lifestyle and is a personal trainer, all things that I have in my life, and it shows you that even the healthiest of people aren’t safe from this disease.
Even though we are Canadian and yes we have healthcare, that doesn’t mean that our meds are paid for. Actually, if you don’t have a health plan, you pay for all of your own meds out of pocket and when it comes to cancer meds, that is not cheap. So this is where “The Great Fundraising Act” comes in.
What: An Online Auction to Raise Funds for Susan (all proceeds not used for Susan’s treatment will go towards the Moncton Hospital Oncology Ward)
When: July 25th, 2011
Why: Because no one fighting cancer should have to worry about money!!!!
How: The auction bidding will run from 8:00 AM (EST) to 11:00 PM (EST) on Monday, July 25th, 2011. In advance of the auction, Janetha will post all of the amazing items up for bids (there will be over 100 items featuring yummy baked goods, clothing, food, and some donations from fantastic blogger-friendly companies). When the auction is over, winning bidders will be contacted and make their payment through PayPal.
This is a great cause and I hope you join in on Monday and help out a fellow Canadian blogger.
If you’d like to read more about Susan’s journey, please check out these links.
- A Long Hard Road: The post where Susan first shared her diagnosis.
- Cancer, Day One: Susan gives a glimpse of what her new reality entails.
- How to Make the Sick Sicker and You Are What You Eat: Hospital food and a healthy eating foodie like Susan do NOT mix well.
- Some Cancer Questions Answered: a Q&A sesh with Susan.
- Lymphoma, Explained: In this post, Susan does a great job of explain just exactly what it is that she’s sick with.