Thanks to all the fabulous people who have supported my efforts, Brenda Novak for the Cure has managed to raise $2.5 million for research so far!
When my youngest son was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes while still in kindergarten, and I learned about the terrible side effects he would likely face in his lifetime, I knew I had to do something. That’s when I began my personal crusade to fight back. I’m sure you know (or, like me, maybe even love) someone who has diabetes. The statistics on this terrible disease are alarming — and clearly establish a challenge for all of us. My fondest wish is to see a cure in my lifetime.
I started out running an annual online auction for diabetes research every May. I did that for an entire decade, until the auction grew so large it was too time-intensive for me to continue. I may one day go back to the auction, when my writing deadlines ease. But, for now, I’m hosting a different kind of fundraiser. Each year I curate a boxed set of novels and/or novellas from some of today’s most popular authors. The set goes on sale for only two months before being taken down and disbanded (meaning it will never be available again) and all the proceeds go to diabetes research. In the past, the money has been donated to JDRF or the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami to further their cure-focused research. In 2016, however, I donated the money to Boston University to assist Dr. Ed Damiano (who also has a son with Type 1) finish engineering the world’s first artificial pancreas, a life-saving device which will greatly assist in keeping diabetics healthy until that elusive biological cure can be found.
The fundraising is over for now but will start up again in July, when the new boxed set will go up for pre-order. How can YOU help? It’s easy! Just order this set. For only $7.99, you will be able to download more than ten titles November 1st through December 31st.
So what’s the bottom line? For a small $8 donation, you will receive hours and hours of reading pleasure. That’s it! That’s how simple it is. This boxed set will be available wherever you purchase your e-books. Or you will be able to purchase it here.
What if you don’t read digital books? No problem, we also take straight donations. If you have Paypal, you can send your donation to BrendaNovaksOnlineAuction@gmail.com. If you’d like to send a check, make it out to Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction and mail it to:
P.O. Box 3781
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
If you’d like to make any other arrangements, feel free to contact me. I’m grateful for anything you can offer. Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction is a 501(c)3, so all donations are tax-deductible (all donations for which you do not receive something of equal value in exchange—according to the tax laws but check with your own accountant or attorney for more details on that). For more information, please visit www.brendanovakforthecure.org.
Here’s to making a difference!