Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

blogging for the cause

I’m ready for a cup of steaming apple cider and a raging fire.

Have I mentioned how much I love fall?  I’m sure I have.  And tomorrow is the first of October…my favorite month of the year.  I can’t wait to find a corn maze to get lost in and pick up a few perfect pumpkins for the front porch.  I started my annual Halloween shopping today.  I will decorate the house this weekend.  I’ve been intentionally ignoring the spider webs in the corners as preparation for Halloween.  What?  It’s free decorating! 

This year, October is not only my favorite month because of the crisp air and the spooky decorations.   This year, I have a new reason to love October—Light the Night.  Light the Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s evening walk and fundraising event.  The two mile walk celebrates the memory of the many wonderful people who were taken too soon by cancer and the thousands who need our support as they continue to fight.  My husband is team captain of his corporate volunteer program, and they are supporting the cause by walking with the thousands of supporters in the Atlanta metro area on October 9th at 7pm.  I have been asked to support the cause as well, and of course, I was more than willing to get involved—even if it does entail walking for two whole miles. 

I told my husband that I will even reach out to my readers, in hopes that anyone who has ever been touched by cancer, or has known anyone who was touched by cancer will donate—either time or money, whatever you can spare—to the cause. 

Please visit our team’s homepage and give what you can.

Until the next time…I’ll be trying to tell the difference between the real spiders and the plastic ones!

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