Friday, May 4, 2012

It's time to help others

May is the month for best-selling author Brenda Novak's extraordinary on-line auction that benefits juvenile diabetes.  If you haven't checked it out before, this is the year you should do so. Cumulatively, she's raised more than $1.3 million for juvenile diabetes research and she hopes to break $2 million with this year's activities.

The auction includes such wonderful items, many of particular interest to writers, both published and not yet published. There are things of interest to readers as well.  I've donated a manuscript critique again this year as well as a couple of hours of my legal services to review a publishing contract or help an author out with a copyright or publishing question.  There are hundreds of items from authors, agents, and others, so definitely check it out.  You only have until May 31st.

As I said, all proceeds go to benefit juvenile diabetes research.  Diabetes of all types has become such an epidemic in this country, but to me juvenile diabetes seems the harshest.  My heart goes out to the families with young children struggling to manage this disease.

So 'tis the season to look beyond ourselves and see what we can all do for others.  Let Brenda's auction get you started.  To help you out, the link to her auction page is here