I just received this email from a friend/poet I know. Her daughter has Juvenile Myositis and this month, with every purchase of a Glassybaby (the coolest votives ever) 10% of sales will go to the Cure JM Foundation.
These votives have been in Martha Stewart and are in many of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Anyway, if you want to do something nice for yourself and this cause, here's an excuse to buy one. Just use the promo code when you purchase one of on the Glassybaby website http://www.glassybaby.com: curejm
Or if you're feeling generous, you can just go to the Cure JM site and donate directly.
By the way, another cool thing about these is that they began in the Seattle by a mother of three who was fighting a rare form of lung cancer. You can read her story here.
Here was the email I received--
For theWHOLE MONTHofFebruary, if you purchase a glassybaby http://www.glassybaby.comeither in the store or online, and you tell them at check-out that you are supporting Cure JM, then 10% of sales will go to the Cure JM Foundation http://www.curejm.com to help fund research, education and awareness of this rare, autoimmune disease. Glassybabys make terrific gifts for anyone and can be used as votives for candles or drinking glasses.
Cure JM is staffed exclusively by volunteers. We are either parents of kids with JM or relatives or friends to kids with JM. All of our money goes to research for a cure or to fund educational events and awareness for doctors, patients and families.
Glassybaby is all about supporting people and organizations related to cancer or other healthcare issues.
You can also donate directly to Cure JM either on the website or through the mail.
Thank you so much for your consideration and time.