Every month, we have a special shoutout sidebar recognizing a woman who has made a difference and made a name for herself. In the November 2007 issue, the readergirlz give a shoutout to Grace Lin, author and illustrator of more than a dozen highly acclaimed picture books. Grace Lin's book, ROBERT'S SNOW, was dedicated to her husband who was battling Ewing's sarcoma. Inspired by the book, the couple later founded Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure.
Since it was launched in 2004 the Robert’s Snow: for Cancer's Cure event has raised more than $200,000 for sarcoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Robert lost his valiant battle against cancer and passed away in August. This year, the fundraiser for the cure continues as bloggers build the buzz for all the artists and illustrators creating new snowflakes for the online auction.
Blogging for a Cure has really taken off. I profiled Erik Brooks, and readergirlz featured Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
The Danforth Museum in Framingham will feature the snowflakes from October 31st through December 2nd, 2007. The Robert's Snow Artist Reception will be held at the museum on November 4th from 2 to 4 PM.
The new issue will be posted at the readergirlz website on November 1st. In the meantime, please help yourself to 31 Flavorite Authors, a tasty treat for readers and writers alike which is happening every night in October.