Like Tom Brokaw, my friend and fellow mystery writer Nancy
Lynn Jarvis’s husband has multiple myeloma, a plasma cell cancer. He was
diagnosed a little more than two years ago. If he’d developed this disease
before 2006, he’d likely be dead by now, instead he’s doing well. Fortunately
great strides have been made and survival times keep getting pushed out because
of research, new medicines, and new treatments.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has been
instrumental in fundraising dedicated to finding a cure for the disease. Supporters
have answered their call to do creative fundraising. There’s a cat litter
manufacturer who donates a portion of sales as part of a “Cats for Cancer”
campaign. Ditto a Louisiana seafood producer who sells “Crayfish for Cancer.”
It seems this group loves alliteration and it occurred to Nancy that as a
mystery writer she could donate books for sale and dub them “Mysteries for
Five of Nancy’s books are real estate mysteries set in Santa
Cruz. Nancy and her husband also edited a terrific cookbook called “Cozy Food: 128
Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes” which qualifies in the
mystery category because all the recipes are from mystery writers.
This year’s Greater Bay Area MMRF
event is a 5K Walk/Run which will be held in San Francisco at the Marina Green on
Nancy be there selling books. All proceeds will be
donated to MMRF. For people with e-readers or those who can’t make the event,
profits from e-books purchased on Amazon that day will also be donated. (Nancy’s
Amazon Author page is http://tinyurl.com/6uq4gsx
if you want to take a look at the books or get ready to buy one on March 22nd
“Mags and the AARP Gang,” another book she has written will also be included
for those who prefer humor to mysteries or cookbooks.
Please spread the word about the fundraiser. Email your
friends. Post about it on your blog. Tweet and share thru social media. E-books
are only $3 or $4 each — such a small donation to make — but if enough people buy
one, not only will they get a book they may enjoy reading, but we will raise
some real money…perhaps enough to keep Nancy’s husband and many others around for
those who love them.
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