It's a Team Effort
It’s Friday and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Long and the Short Reviews for hosting me this week. As an unknown debut author I can tell you getting your name out in front of new readers is a team effort. Through opportunities like the Author Spotlight and with help from my publisher, Sapphire Blue Publishing, the name J.S. Nichols is no longer completely unknown.
Every day this week, I’ve asked you to follow along as I used themes from my upcoming novel, Come Back to Me, to talk about some of my favorite charities. As crazy as it sounds to use a book set during spring break to highlight charities as we head into the winter holiday season, I think it’s worked.
We’ve talked about Erin’s favorite charity, The March of Dimes, Ryan’s favorite charity, Stop Hunger Now, we used the cruise ship to discuss The YMCA and I kicked off this week talking about the American Red Cross.
Today, I want to talk about the American Cancer Society. Cancer is a frightening word, especially when applied to your sibling, your parent, your spouse, your child or you. I’m intimately familiar with the word. In seven years we’ve had three different types of cancer affect my family.
Did you know the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is already gearing up for next spring’s walk? As we wrap presents and sing carols, staff and volunteers are recruiting team captains, encouraging donations in memoriam and designing new ways to inspire more people to take action.
The American Cancer Society doesn’t just focus on one type of cancer but the money donated goes to researching all different types. Finding and funding a cure for all cancers in our life time is a team effort. For more information about the American Cancer Society or getting involved with the Relay for life go to http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/
Thank you for reading this week. Come Back to Me is scheduled for release in January 2011 by Sapphire Blue Publishing. Again, this has been J.S. Nichols but you can call me, Jess.