Donna Day 2016

Today is the 5th annual Donna Day! Once again I am joining a huge group of bloggers and other supporters in promoting a special event meant to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Donna Day is named for the daughter of my friend (and 2013 LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER CHICAGO cast member) Sheila Quirke. Sheila blogs under the name Mary Tyler Mom and you can find her blog HERE. Sheila and her husband Jeremy lost Donna to pediatric cancer in 2009. Donna’s Cancer Story is documented in a series of thirty-two posts that Sheila wrote.

Sweet Donna. Photo courtesy of Sheila Quirke
Sweet Donna. Photo courtesy of Sheila Quirke

How is childhood cancer different from cancer in adults? Read THIS.

Pediatric cancer research is TRAGICALLY underfunded. More information on that HERE.

Donna’s Good Things, the org founded in Donna’s name by a friend of the family, is once again hosting a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving event to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Candelite in Chicago. The event will take place on March 19 from 2:00-4:00. Please consider attending if you’re local, and donating! More info on the event is HERE.

The Donna’s Good Things team has raised more than $373,470 for St. Baldricks in four years, which is completely amazing. Please consider adding to that total. Any donation, no matter the size, can help them reach their goal for this year. You all know that a lot of little things add up, so if you have five dollars to spare, please consider clicking over to the team page and click the green “Donate” button. If you want to get your head shaved as part of “Donna’s Good Things”, you can sign up there, too.

Thank you so much, and Happy Donna Day!