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Behind the Bookplates: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A former student of mine is throwing a Gala.

This Gala is to benefit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy fund, a non-profit organization that is devoted to finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

This ex-student [now friend] has a brother who will be a senior in high school. He has Duchenne.

Right now, Duchenne is 100% fatal. This disease will eventually rob him of his ability to breathe.

Watch this video "What is Duchenne?" and I challenge you NOT to cry. Of course, I did cry, and this student remains my favorite (um, yeah, teachers have favorites) and I want to help. So there's volunteering [tiny form to fill out here], and there's sponsorship [the sponsorship packet's on the right hand side] , but I wanted to use what I got to help out.

My bookplates are definitely one of my best-sellers, so I created a line of bookplates, silly designs, cute designs, under-the-sea-themed designs (the theme of the Gala), and Zucchini & Co. will be selling them and donating half of the profits to the PPMD. 

"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."        --Flora Edwards

        

        

I hope you consider volunteering, sponsoring, or making a purchase to help this cause.
 

 

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