Sunday, December 28, 2008

God knows a lot

I am very proud of my 2 grandsons.
A few years ago I picked up my one grandson at kindergarden. He got in the back of the car and as we were driving home he said "Omi, God knows a lot". I said "Honey, God knows everything".
He thought for a bit and then replied "WOW, he must have been very good in school!"
Out of the mouth of babes...
I thought you might enjoy this.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thanks to all of you

As I reflect on the first year of "Pennies in Action" I am so thankful to all the people that have made it possible to come so far in such a short time.
I am so excited that so many of you are now helping with initiatives that come from you to help this great cause.
As I have always said, any amount we make brings us that much closer to the goal. If we get a penny it is 3/4 of an inch closer.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and please keep helping to spread the word....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

curing the economy by curing cancer

A while ago I saw interesting info by The National Bureau of Economic Research - 
" The Value of Health and Longevity" by Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel.

If we lower cancer deaths by only 1% we will bring 500 Billion Dollars into the economy.
If we cure cancer it would be 50 Trillion dollars!!!

Just imagine curing the economic crisis by stopping so much human suffering and helping so many people. What a concept...

But as we all Know you have to spend money to make money. Without all of us chipping in the necessary research will not be possible.

If 15,000,000 people (5% of the american population) would give just 1 penny a month it would amount to 1.5 million dollars or 1776 miles of pennies, and pay for one round of research.

Thank you for your time, have wonderful holidays.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

We need to stop the suffering caused by cancer

As Christmas is upon us I have been upset about the young people I knew that have died of cancer in in the last few weeks.
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This affects all of us and we need to stick together to win this race. Last week they mentioned on the news that by the year 2012 cancer will be the #1 killer worldwide and there will be twice as many cases globally as there are today. That is only 4 years away!!!

JFK said in 1961 we will have a man on the moon in the next ten years and we beat that time.

We have no time to waste to get into this race. Lets ALL race TOGETHER to win this one.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I am looking forward to hearing from you.