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A Little Of Your Time For A Big Cause

A Little Of Your Time For A Big Cause

One of the toughest things for a family to deal with is if one of their children becomes seriously ill.  It is important for parents and children in this situation to gain strength through support and believe they can heal.  One organization that promotes this type of strength and inspiration is Soaringwords. 

By acquiring help from local schools, churches, synangogues, community outreach centers, etc. Soaringwords puts together inspirational events as well as therapeutic activities for familes dealing will their child’s illness.  Their signature event allows people to decorate quilts and pillows to give as a gift to ailing children. 

According to the Soaringwords website, the organization was started by Lisa Honig Buksbaum after she experienced illness in her own home.  In a matter of just 10 months Buksbaum’s only sibling passed away, her father found out he had cancer for a second time, and her oldest child became seriously ill.  By launching the non-profit organization, Soaringwords, Buksbaum puts her efforts into helping sick children and families to heal through inspiration



Now, it looks like Soaringwords needs our help.  The organization is participating in something called a 10,000 in 10-Day Research Challenge that is sponsored by Hershey.  If Soaringwords can get 10,000 people to donate just 15 minutes of their time by completing a survey, Hershey’s has agreed to give a $35,000 grant to the organization. 

In order to take the survey, you must be between the ages of 18 and 54.  Soaringwords is also asking that participants pass the survey link (www.surveyforacause.com/survey) onto 10 or more friends as well as posting on their Twitter and Facebook accounts to get the word out.

What do you think of the way Soaringwords helps families dealing with childhood illnesses?

Do you think supporting families in this way can help them find the strength to cope?

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  • didama By didama
    07.17.09  

    This sounds like a very worthy cause. The power of positive thinking is something that we should all consider.

  • wspr2008 By wspr2008
    07.18.09  

    I think this is wonderful that they are willing to help in this way.

  • prt1984 By prt1984
    07.20.09  

    This is a very good cause for the children there need to be more out there like it.It really does make the children feel better and feel like they are loved.All businesses need to get together for the children who need the help.

  • sbfair By sbfair
    07.21.09  

    15 minutes to participate in a larger, worthy cause is the least I can do. Count in.

  • jfurler By jfurler
    07.21.09  

    I think the survey is great way to earn money, but some times people think it is bogus and don't bother. I musy say when it comes to chidren and illness the world seems to pull it together.

  • jfurler By jfurler
    07.21.09  

    I think the survey is great way to earn money, but some times people think it is bogus and don't bother. I musy say when it comes to chidren and illness the world seems to pull it together.

  • nenesyd By nenesyd
    07.22.09  

    What a simple way for us to help others!!! Thanks for helping to spread the word.

  • colleen_mouse By colleen_mouse
    07.23.09  

    As a parent of a child with a chronic illness I do think this type of thing helps the children and/or family. I am going to post this on my blog.

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    07.23.09  

    Count me in!

  • tjshorty By tjshorty
    07.24.09  

    Seems like I could take sometime for this.

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