This Friday CWILL BC (Children’s Writers and Illustrator of BC) is hosting The Walking Read, a costume benefitting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Both these organizations are close to my heart as both have provided me with a community of caring people during times of need.
When Oliver and Spencer were born, they were in the care of BC Children’s Hospital for six months. Every day I am grateful for the care they received from all the talented people who work there. And now as a Children’s Author and member of CWILL BC, I am trying to do a little bit to give back.
Because The Walking Read is taking place in the lower mainland on June 14, 2013 (in the middle of my KLF book tour and all the craziness that the end of the school year entails) I will not be attending. I will, however, be bidding on the on-line auction and encourage you to check it out too. Because I have been responsible for sending letters to the donors, I know how many great things are up for grabs!!
More details about the event are available through the CWILL BC blog and the Georgia Straight. My thanks to all the many talented people who have organized this event, most notably the amazing and unstoppable Shar Levine. I appreciate all her hard work more than I can say and I feel lucky to have been a (small) part of putting this event together!
Now – go bid! The on-line auction closes at noon on June 13th. Or better yet – go buy a ticket! You’ll be supporting the BC Children’s Hospital and celebrating the 20th anniversary of CWILL BC, two truly amazing organizations.