|Filipino Halo Halo is but one of the culinary treats you can get at|
Columbus's Asian Festival, held annually during Memorial Day weekend
The second is it marks off another notch on the years I’ve been doing this blog. With this upcoming weekend, that will have been five in the book, the furthest I’ve ever taken a blog.
I also decided to continue something that I did last on my blog anniversary, by pointing out a couple of special causes for me. One that applies fairly universally to you out there and will always remain near and dear to my heart is the importance of bone marrow registry, via BeTheMatch.org and the National Marrow Donor Program. I was fortunate enough to not only get on the registry, but also found a match for a young child in need. The initial process is as easy as they come, and the registry can never have enough members, especially those who are certain ethnicities or mixed-ethnicities. If you have not considered joining the registry, I encourage you to do so.
The other is more geared locally but the notion is one that pretty much can agree on: Cancer Sucks. This notion has hit home for us more than ever this year, with various folks we hold dear to us undergoing their own fights with this dreaded malady.
|A screenshot of the Facebook fundraiser page for Patrick Gangwer,|
head brewer of Granville's Three Tigers Brewing
Both the local and state-wide community have come together over the next couple of days (Thursday May 23 and Friday May 24) for a fundraising effort. If you can, come by and have a brew or two at one of these participating breweries, or if you wish, consider a donation directly to the family to help in the fight. Links to these efforts are listed below.
I know three folks who are riding in Pelotonia this year and wanted to link their pages here as well to help their causes out. A contribution to them, a rider you might know in your own personal circles, or Pelotonia itself just may provide that key research or discovery that puts cancer firmly into the category of fully treatable and completely survivable maladies.