Posted May 21 2012, 7:50 pm
This week, I’d like to turn the spotlight on an auction that Brenda Novak has every year for the cure for diabetes. The auction has everything from signed books by your favorite authors and critiques for aspiring writers to handmade jewelry and designer handbags. And don’t forget the vacation getaways! And the best news is, you still have 10 days to bid on your favorite items!!!
But what makes this auction so special? Well, this…
Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. There began her personal crusade to fight a disease that affects millions. The 2011 statistics on diabetes are alarming — and clearly establish a challenge Brenda is trying to meet: improve lives by helping to raise money to battle this devastating disease. Data released by the ADA January 26, 2011 reveals there are 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — thus 8.3% of the population have diabetes. Another 79 million people have prediabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed.
The major recipient of our research support is the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). We selected this institute as our primary award recipient because DRI is leading the world in cure-based research.
As a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Brenda has been able to count on her fans and her peers to support her annual online auctions, which runs May 1 – May 31st, helping her raise over $1 million so far!
As I’m sure you’ve guessed for yourself, BRENDA ROCKS!
I have been participating in Brenda’s auction for several years now, first as an aspiring writer and now as a published author, and this year I have my own category.
I’m auctioning off everything but the kitchen sink including a Kindle Fire and a three day stay in beautiful Santa Fe, and it’s for such a great cause. I’ve also teamed up with my Ruby Sisters to create our own category:
I hope you’ll click on the links above, check out this amazing lineup of items Brenda has accumulated, and bid often!
HUGS AND HAPPY BIDDING!