Monday, December 3, 2012

Authors, will you help?

Cancer – that horrible C word – has affected us all — maybe, some of us more personally than others but still don’t we dread that word?

Another C word — cure — is what cancer survivors want — what we all want for our families, our friends, our readers and their friends and families. You can help find this cure. Would you donate an autographed copy of your book(s) for a silent auction to help us?

Your autographed books will be placed in various baskets for silent auction bidders at A Relay for Life extravaganza to be held on April 13, 2013 at the Abingdon High School, Abingdon, Virginia. In years past, hundreds of baskets have included Gospel music CD’s, books, gift certificates, personal supplies, crafts —all donated by businesses and friends of the community. The top bidder for each basket will be the lucky winner.

My friend, Luedell, knows first-hand about breast cancer because at age 69 she became a survivor. She started the Washington County Breast Cancer Support Group for cancer survivors and to help find that elusive cure. For the past four years, her support group has been the top money raiser in the community division of Relay for Life, netting more than $14,000 each year. Now they plan the largest Relay for Life event that the county has seen.

Money received through the silent auction, private donations and sales of 800 tickets to a concert event following the auction, hopefully, will surpass all previous years. The Southern Gospel concert headliner is Billy Hodges, who formerly sang tenor with Dollywood’s Kingdom Heirs. Other performers include Chosen Harmony, Amanda Faith Helton, Holston River Boys, Duty Free, Mercy’s Reflections. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Your book or other generous donation for a silent auction basket may be sent to the Breast Cancer Support Group, Luedell Bailey, Facilitator, 19060 Woodland Hills Road, Abingdon, VA. 24210. You will receive an acknowledgement.

Let’s all work for a cure and Celebrate Life! Celebrate – what a wonderful C word! Thank you!


  1. I will be proud to donate. Thank you for doing this. I also shared the post. Hope it helps!

    1. Melissa - thanks so much! You are greatly appreciated! Nancy