Friday, May 11, 2007

Grab Bag Friday: Bloggers for a Cure & Offsprung

Between now and June 1, The Lovely Mrs. Davis & some of her fellow bloggers have joined together to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. And they're giving away lots of cool prizes to those who participate.

Read more about it at The Lovely Mrs. Davis Tells You What To Think or at Bloggers for a Cure.

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this chronic disease affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
This is an amazing difference, and shows how important this research can be. To learn more about cystic fibrosis, and new treatments and therapies that are in development, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

And speaking of Mrs. Davis and her cohorts, a brand new cool-parent website has been born, featuring Mrs. Davis, and of course one of my favorites, Zooglobble (music for kids that parents won't hate). Offsprung bills itself as "the perfect online antidote to a parenting culture gone barking mad." Have a nice weekend!

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