Month: September 2010

Sponsafier NASCAR design contest

Congratulations! Your support for “The Survivor” has pushed the car ahead into the semi-final round of the Sponsafier NASCAR design contest!

“The Survivor” is a myeloma awareness racecar designed by patient Keith May and the IMF, and it is one of only 10 cars (out of over 3,100 submitted!) to advance to the semi-final round in the “Cause” category! Our cause, of course, is “beating myeloma to the finish line,” as Keith has written on the car.

Our spot in the semi-final round is an exciting chance for all myeloma supporters to be in the driver’s seat as we raise awareness of myeloma and the International Myeloma Foundation.

To help “The Survivor” forge ahead into the finals, please vote every day for the next 10 days by logging onto http://nascar.myeloma.org and simply clicking the “vote” button! It takes only 30 seconds, and you won’t have to enter an email address or any personal information!

The winning entry will be built as a full sized car, showcased at a NASCAR race, and your votes can help push us across the finish line!

The messages on the car are simple: “Beat myeloma to the finish line,” and simply “beat cancer.” What better way to get there than by racing?

Visit http://nascar.myeloma.org to cast your vote once per day! And spread the word! Voting is open until September 23.

Here she is…

This is the new doggie.  I don’t have a name for her yet, so any suggestions are welcome. Thanks to the Collie Rescue of the Carolinas for bringing her to me.

She’s a sweet pup.  I’m not sure how old she is, but the vet paperwork says “> 8.”  She seems to be deaf, so it’s ok that I don’t have a name for her yet.  She does respond to hand gestures, which is pretty cool.   I can motion to her to come to me, and she does!

My new collie girl

Here’s a picture I took yesterday.  I think she’s feeling safe and secure here.  She took over my bed!

My collie

I’m still considering names, but her inability to hear me call her means there’s no rush.  She’s quite a pistol.  She’s getting into the garbage and eating cat food. We walk every night, when it cools down a bit,  and we’re both enjoying that.  Once the temperature gets a little cooler, we’ll start going to the park to walk.  Buddy used to love that, and I hope the new doggie loves going there, too.