Category: Reading for a Cure

The Truth 365: Shedding Light On Childhood Cancer

You may remember Melinda Marchiano – a childhood cancer survivor who wrote a nationally recognized and award winning memoir about her journey through cancer. In 2010, I dedicated myself to raising money and awareness for a cure for childhood cancer…and I read Marchiano’s book (read my review). Melinda is now a freshman at Pepperdine University …

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Recap: Reading For A Cure

This recap is long overdue. Last year I sponsored the Reading for a Cure project whose goal was to bring about awareness of pediatric cancer and also to raise funds to find a cure for this devastating disease. It ran an entire year from January 1 – December 31, 2010. You can read more about …

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Winners of GRACE

My apologies for the late posting of this contest…but with no further ado, I want to announce the winners of the signed editions of Grace by Melinda Marchiano. Winners must contact me within FIVE days by email (I’ll be emailing those whose email address I have, or leaving a comment on a blog post for …

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Reading for a Cure – Third Quarter Update

I have been terribly remiss in posting regular updates on this project, in large part because I am traveling my own personal journey through cancer with my sister, Paula, who was recently diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. The other day I was ruminating on the irony that when I decided to dedicate a year to …

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Grace – Book Giveaway

Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, by Melinda Marchiano 289 pages ISBN 978-0984271207 Happy Quail; 2 edition (October 1, 2010) Recently I read Melinda Marchiano’s moving memoir about her triumph over Hodgkin Lymphoma (read my review), and I am thrilled to announce that Melinda and her publisher have generously offered to give …

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Two More Reasons to Join Reading for a Cure…

Today I learned that cancer has robbed two more beautiful children of their lives. Melina Riniola battled an aggressive form of brain cancer for six years (beginning at age eight) before finally succumbing to the disease early this morning. Five year old Mattie Powell was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. It metastasized to her …

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Read-A-Thon: Charity Event

As you may or may not know, the Read-A-Thon has always been a charity event. In the past, I’ve raised money for Reading is Fundamental as well as a Triple Creek Ranch (a therapeutic horseback riding program). But this year, I am very focused on one charity: Reading for a Cure. Reading for a Cure …

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Quarterly Update: Reading for A Cure

The months are rushing past and we are already at the end of the first quarter for Reading for a Cure. I thought it would be fun to give you quarterly updates on how this project is going. When I started Reading for a Cure, I had no idea how many people would be interested …

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Wrap Up Post: March Giveaways…and MANY THANKS!

I am deeply thankful to many people for helping to make March a successful month for Reading for a Cure. Without the generous support of authors, publishers and publicists I would not have been able to offer the amazing book giveaways in March. Thanks to each of you for supporting this important cause… Author Josh …

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Winner: Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Series

An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-1995-1 343 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2004, 2007) An Irish Country Village, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2023-0 419 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) An Irish Country Christmas, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2072-8 479 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) Today’s giveaway for Reading for a Cure goes to …

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