Help raise money for NaNoWriMo!

As you know, I’m a supporter of Office of Letters and Light (Berkeley CA) and will participate in the NaNoWriMo  contest starting Nov. 1. I want to share with you a simple way for you to help support this organization or any other cause that you care about.

Just download the GoodSearch – Office of Letters and Light (Berkeley CA) toolbar at

Each time you search the web with GoodSearch’s Yahoo-powered search engine, about a penny will go your charity or school.

Also, every time you shop online at 1,000 participating stores including Amazon, eBay, Target, Apple, Staples, Expedia, etc., a percentage of your purchase will be donated for free! The site also has thousands of money-saving coupons!

To give you a sense of how the money can add up, the ASPCA has already earned more than $30,000!

Please tell 10 friends about the GoodSearch toolbar today. They’ve been featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America and more.


The MS Walk was today

It was a beautiful day for a 4 mile walk and lots of people showed up to participate. I raised a total of $70 and my husband raised $150. My son donated $5 of his eater money which I thought was sweet. In total, over $21,000 was raised to find a cure.

The whole Crouse-Mills family and friends walked on behalf of my brother-in-law Lee Crouse who was diagnosed with MS back in September. Life’s been crazy for Lee and Becky sense then, Lee could no longer work as a pilot, they had to give up the beach house they were planning to buy, and Lee had to start taking medicine to slow down the illness.

I think they’re doing great despite the speed bump in life’s road. Thier family and friends want to do everything they can to help them. I’m glad they are so positive and not letting MS stop them from living a normal life.

I had planned to take pictures of the event but walked out without my camera in a hurry this morning. My son had his camera but he wouldn’t let me use it. He never took any pictures. children just like to be difficult sometimes.

The event was wonderful. I don’t get to do events like this often because they are always on Saturdays and normally I’m shooting a wedding, but I’m glad I was able to go to this one. I hope to go to more in the future.

I Can Make a Difference MS Walk

My family will all be walking together on May 1st

Why I walk

I’ve registered for the MS Walk because I have a brother-in-law who was recently diagnosed with MS. I also want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed – and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

Please visit my MS page and make a donation. Every little bit counts. You can also join our team and walk with us on May 1, 2010 just click HERE to participate.