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Remembrance Day for many is a day of reflection and a day of thanks for all those that gave their lives in the name of their countries.
Today I was reminded of something from my 4 year old son about Remembrance Day it’s not just about war but about peace. He didn’t learn about the war we honour on this day but instead he learned about peace.
If we teach our children about peace we won’t have to remember those that have died in past wars. Our children could be the generation that won’t start the wars but practice peace.
Could there really be such a world? Will you give your children the gift of teaching them about peace?
Today’s post is to share the message that my son shared with me today. A message of peace pasted to a poppy he made in school. We should send this message around the world in hopes one day we all choose kindness, consideration, giving and peace.
Poppy we are but children small
We are too little to do it all
Children you may do your part
Love each other is how you start
Play without fighting.
Share your games and toys.
Be kind and thoughtful,
To all girls and boys.
173,800 new cases in Canada in 2010
76,200 died in 2010
2 out of 5 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
My brother-in-law was one of those 76,200 people that died of cancer this year. So many of us have had someone in our lives taken to soon from this dreaded disease. My husband has decided to turn his life into a living legacy by completing the ride of a life time. He needs your help.
Can you donate to be part of this legacy and move the mission to find a cure for cancer forward?
Day 234: Give 234.
On June 18th my husband will be starting a ride of his lifetime and his brothers. He will be participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride starts in Vancouver and ends in Seattle. In two days they will cover over 200 km.. Not a ride for the faint at heart. My husband has to raise a minimum of $2500 to participate in the ride and he needs your help to get him there. This is your chance to be part of a legacy for someone you have lost to cancer. I am so proud of my husband for taking on this incredible challenge with so many others that are participating in the race.
Help us get him there and donate today. Whether is’t $10 or $1000 every dollar donated is going to a cause we all need to support. The goal is to have a world free of cancer.
Funds from The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer support groundbreaking cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency, focused on advancing new understanding of cancer with the goal of developing new therapies to extend and save more lives. Every donation for $10 or more will receive a tax receipt. Click here to be directed to David’s site to make a direct donation.
Time Commitment: 2 day race for my husband
Cost: $100 donation
This video is not for the faint at heart. Sign the pledge and bring awareness of puppy mills in hopes one day they will all be shut down! Don’t close your eyes – feel their pain.
Day 224: Give 224
Puppy Mill Facts:
- Puppy mills are overcrowded and unsanitary caged conditions, without adequate health care, food, water or human company.
- Dogs are bred as often as possible to maximize profits. The female dog will be killed when she can no longer bread.
- Puppies sold from puppy mills often have health concerns early or later in life.
- Approximately 3,500 pet stores in the United States sell puppies from puppy mills.
- Stores sell approximately 500,000 thousand puppies a year.
- Greed kicks in for many states in the US: It is estimated that the puppy industry in Missouri is valued at 40 million dollars a year.
Take Part is a site that “Inspires Action” and today I was inspired to take action and pledge to help these puppies. On the Take Part site they have “Guides for Doing Good.” Today I signed a pledge to stop puppy mills. If you watch the video above you to will be inspired to pledge.
Animals do not deserve to be treated so badly. No living creature does. Take your pledge one step further and volunteer or donate to your local shelter. Pledge to adopt a pet from your local shelter. Don’t support an industry that is doing such terrible and inhumane acts. Save a puppy today.
Time Commitment: 1 minute