Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hero's of Hope… Day 463 19FEB10

Joshua says he is feeling a little "Frankie" this evening. Must be because of the cool shirt he got tonight at the Children's Cancer Center where he was taping a video segment of the Pasta for Pennies campaign. Here is the information about it from their website:

Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies is a national fundraising program in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the more than two million elementary, middle, and high school students who participate. Pasta for Pennies supports the fight against blood-related cancers, helps fund important life-saving initiatives and provides critical services to patients and their families.

Since 1994, Pasta for Pennies has raised more than $42 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma and to provide a wide range of services to patients and their families.
Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies has enjoyed the support and recognition from many celebrities throughout the years including actor Tony Danza, singer-actress Mandy Moore, the cast of the television series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” actress Diane Keaton and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team.

How it works:

Each year, school districts choose a three-week period when students fill collection jars in their classrooms with donations of spare change. The class collecting the most money at each school is awarded a pasta party delivered to their classroom by their local Olive Garden restaurant.
To learn more about how your school can take part in Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies, call (800) 955-4572 or visit

This is a wonderful thing and we are very proud to have Joshua representing them this year. The video will be shown at schools in our area to raise awareness and help kids understand what it is like to be a kid with cancer.

Joshua took his last dose of prednisone today so now all we have to do is wait for the monster to crawl back into his cave for another month. He did really good today and has the rosiest cheeks from the steroids.

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

You're looking a little "Frankie" in that shirt. You look totally 'celebrity' and I can't wait to see the video. They couldn't have chosen a more handsome spokesman than you!

I'm delighted to hear the Monster will be leaving soon (and I know you are). At least he only comes once a month.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,