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July 14, 2008

We've chosen a charity for our drive-a-thon fundraiser...FLASHES OF HOPE

Flashes_of_hope_2 Thank you to everyone who suggested charities for the fundraising component of our trip. We were grateful for all the recommendations and wish they could pick them all, but hey, we've "only" got something like 3,000 miles to go, so we had to pick! We took our time choosing a cause to donate to, because we wanted to feel really good about the charity we decided to support and we wanted to make sure our readers could, too. Also, we wanted to be sure to pick an organization that doesn't have a huge budget, so that our contribution can really make a difference.

That all said...(drumroll, please!)...we've chosen Flashes of Hope as the cause we'll be supporting as we continue our drive to San Francisco! A big thanks to Shannon for suggesting this organization. It had everything we were looking for--it's mother/child focused, helps families across the country,and they're a transparent organization with an established track record so you can feel safe with your donation. Here's a description of the organization from the website--read it, then click over. I dare you NOT to get a lump in your throat (we all had chills).

"Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it's especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child."

Very soon we'll be adding a button at the side with an easy way for you to donate to Flashes of Hope. Remember, our goal is to raise a dollar per mile--which is about $3000 (we'll give you a more exact number as soon as we map it out.) We're so excited to be able to help this very worthy cause--and we know you will be, too.


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Jeremy Pepper

Congratulations, this looks like a really good charity and nice that you are helping others as you get to SF.

And the road show sounds like it's going really well.

Drive safe!


Wow, you were so right: I got the chills and the lump.


Count me in for a donation. Great pick! Save travels today, ladies!


You've got my support. And I've blogged about you at MothersWithCancer.

Have fun, you guys -- see you in San Francisco!


Great choice ladies, best of luck driving and have fun!!!

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