Monday, November 30, 2009

A Hundred Thousand For Hannah Write-A-Thon

A few of my favorite Fan Fiction authors have gotten involved in helping to raise money for a truly important cause. The authors taking part are Addicted2Twylyte, Cullen818, Jasper's Darlin' KathySparabella and Jasper'sPrincess213. You can go to their FF pages by clicking on their names.

Their goal is to write 100,000 words throughout the month of December. In exchange, they are asking that you sponsor them in their Write-A-Thon to benefit Hannah’s Hope for GAN. Their goal is to raise $10,000. This will be matched by Ms. Doris Buffet’s Sunshine Ladies Foundation (Ms. Buffet is Warren Buffet’s sister). If 1000 of their readers donate $10 each, they will meet their goal. Of course, a donation of any amount is much appreciated.

The following is excerpted from Chapter 8 of The Sound of Love by Addicted2Twylyte and explains this charity.

In the following excerpt, Jack is Bella’s brother (think Justin Timberlake). Drew Seely is a real person, and he actually did do a benefit concert for Hannah’s Hope and lists it as one of his favorite charities on his web site. Everything written in this excerpt about Hannah, her parents and GAN is true. Hannah is the cousin of the author, Addicted2Twylyte.

Just prior to this excerpt, the hero, Rob, has asked the heroine, Bella, to marry him. He asked her in front of 75,000 fans at a Dave Matthews concert. Prior to asking her, he and Dave sang a song that Rob wrote. After the concert, Rob explains to Bella:

I signed over all the royalties to you, by the way. It’s your song.”

“Thank you, sweetheart.” I had a thought. “I know exactly what to do with the income! Jack is friends with Drew Seeley – he’s the guy who stepped in for Zac Ephron during the High School Musical live tour when Zac had a conflict. Drew did a benefit for Hannah’s Hope Fund. Hannah is a little girl with a very rare disease called Giant Axonal Neuropathy – GAN for short. GAN is a rare genetic disorder that slowly takes away one's ability to walk, use one's hands, speak or swallow and is terminal usually by the time these beautiful children reach their twenties. The disease is so rare, there was no research or support going on when Hannah’s parents found out she had it. Of course, they were utterly devastated at first, but then decided that Hannah was going to be the first person to beat the disease. Drew said Hannah is absolutely precious, and he asked Jack to help.”

Please head on over to Hannah's Hope Fund ( ) and donate to this very important cause. On the site, you can make a donation via PayPal. If you decide to sponsor them, please be sure to type 'FANFICTION,' in the 'Purpose' box when you are on the Hannah's Hope PayPal page. If you forget, please send a message to one of the authors, so they can keep track of how close they are to meeting their goal. They will keep you updated. Donations are being accepted beginning December 1, 2009 at 6pm.

Thank you for “Giving What You Can to Cure GAN!”

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