Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I had told a few of you I would remind you about the "nickels for Blake" fundraiser sometime throughout the year. Then I thought I might as well remind everyone. For those of you that don't have a clue what I'm talking about, my sister's baby passed away at 3 months of age, 2 years ago this past June. I've included a copy of the email Julie sent out before this years fundraiser. Please click on it to enlarge if you care to read it.


I'm also including the excerpt from the counry 105 Radiothon that Julie did. Some of you got it via email last year, and some of you didn't. Now everyone can hear it if you like. It's quite powerful - make sure to break out the tissue's before hand.

Julie's, Nickels for Blake, goal last year, was to raise $5000.00 for the Children's Hospital. When all was said and done, she deposited $9055.64. It turned out the money was used to buy a Genetic Testing Machine, and there has been a plaque placed on the donor wall at the new hospital that says "In Memory of Blake Giles"
So this is your 6 month reminder. Keep on collecting your nickels so we can be bigger and better and help more people for next year.



Careen Rohleder said...

Holy, every time I hear that I am a mess!!! I've got some nickels and pennies collected just for this!!!

Mike and Denise Deere said...
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Mike and Denise Deere said...

Hey Jod
I too have nickels for you too. That piece of Julie's is very hard to hear but yet still gives me a sense of peace at the same time. I am very proud to call Julie not just my cousin but best of all my friend. She has been amazing through this extremely hard time and I commend her for her courage and strength she has shown from the very beginning. I truly admire Julie.