100 CDs for Leukaemia – The Result
We did it.
With the sales of specially-priced “The Axis of All Things” CDs, you, my fans and friends, have helped me raise $1542.52 for Australia’s Leukaemia Foundation!! I’m proud of you all for getting behind this cause and I believe that one day this amount will contribute to lasting change for blood cancer sufferers. With a few sales that trickled in after May 20 the total is actually about $1600, so please accept my thanks and gratitude. Thanks to those who tweeted, facebooked, emailed their contacts about it, and thanks to those who bought multiple copies to share with others.
As you will recall, I started this fundraiser after learning that an old classmate had lost her battle to the disease many years ago, and so it was my great pleasure to honour her by donating this money to the foundation in her memory. I think it is the mark of a life lived beautifully when someone is remembered vividly and fondly when they're gone, despite decades passed and miles walked in the lives of those who knew them. It is my hope that you all make this kind of impact in the lives around you.
If I can be so bold as to pass on the sentiments of Melissa’s family, they have been touched by our fundraiser and the good it will hopefully do, and so I want to pass the thanks they’ve expressed to me on to you.
I’ll be no doubt calling on you all when I get my next idea!