Jun 23, 2008

Vote 4 Pat!!!

As you know, Sam is the 2008 Girl of the Year -
Shown on the far right is Pat, the LLS Boy of the Year!!!

Many of you may be familiar with the Suncoast LLS Boy of the Year, Patrick Pedraja. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments for his leukemia, Pat learned that people are losing their battle with cancer every day because of a critical shortage of marrow donors. Pat decided to do something to help and started a program called Driving for Donors. In 2007, he raised over $150,000 for tissue typing fees to add marrow donors to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. He and his family drove cross country in an RV and signed up over 6,500 new marrow donors. Lives have already been saved from his efforts! Not too long ago, Patrick won the CNN Heroes Award for Viewers' Choice. Well Pat is up for TWO more awards! Help Pat make an even bigger difference!

Energizer Keep Going Award:
Pat is one of 10 finalists in the contest. One winner will be decided by an online vote (one vote per computer per day) and the winner will receive $15,000 and be inducted into the Energizer Bunny Keep Going Hall of Fame on August 19th. Voting ends July 25th! Go to:
http://www.energizerkeepgoinghalloffame.com/KeepGoing/Finalists/finalist8.aspx to vote today!

Do Something Award: (formerly the Br!ck Award)
Pat is one of 9 winners of the Do Something Award and one GRAND winner will be decided through an online vote. The winner will be honored at the Teen Choice Awards on Fox in LA on August 5th and receive $100,000 for their charity. Only kids 13 - 19 can vote so please pass this on to whoever is eligible! To vote, go to:
http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/. See Pat's video at: http://www.dosomething.org/awards.

Pat says, "It's more than winning a contest, it's about saving lives. Please help me save lives and promote awareness about the need for marrow donors by voting for me. Vote now and vote often to help me make a difference."

Help Pat and vote now and often! Thank you!


More AWESOME Picts from Sam's End of Chemo Bash (THANKS, LORI 4 ALL YOUR HELP & SUPPORT !) : http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=2rrdt0z.74b2wpsj&x=0&y=-dvnqvp&localeid=en_US
With Never-Ending Hope 4 A Cure,
K, J, S & M

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NewsmaxTV's Ashley Martella reports that a man who underwent injection of his own immune cells has been in an astonishing amount of time!

Merry Christmas from the Lee family!

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