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A Crafty Way to Help Those Fighting Cancer

On April 10, 2010 people from around the country will be visiting local hospitals and treatment centers to deliver cards to cancer patients. The feeling you get when you get an unexpected card in the mail is priceless, and you can help to bring a smile to someone's face who is battling this horrible disease that has touched many of our lives.

An organization called Spirit Jump is hosting Cards for Cancer Day, which gives you a unique opportunity to make (or purchase) cards to be included in this card drive. There are two options available for you to help. You may join an existing team and send your cards to the organizer of the team so that they may deliver the cards on April 10th. Or, you can start a team and bring your team member's cards to your local hospital for delivery. Whichever way you choose to participate, you will make a difference.

Spirit Jump has set a goal of 100,000 cards to be donated on Cards for Cancer Day. If you would like to be involved further you may consider becoming a member of Spirit Jump. The organization sends out emails (about once a week) which highlight a couple people who could use to have their spirits 'jumped' by receiving a card in the mail during their time of struggle. They also write about the family and siblings who may benefit from a card or two as well.

You can sign up to start your own team (and choose a local cancer center to deliver cards to), or you may join an existing team. Darcie, who is a local blogger over at Gust Gab, has started her own team called "Together - We can make a difference." Her team will be donating collected cards to the University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital. If you would like to contribute cards to this team, read Darcie's post here to get more information.  She would love for you to join her team!

Visit the Spirit Jump website.
Visit the Cards for Cancer Blog.
Learn more about how to get involved.

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