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Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

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Unleash Your Story: Make a Difference challenges readers and writers to raise awareness and funds for the  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation(CFF). Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the U.S. Thirty years ago life expectancy for a child born with CF was only five years, but through the efforts of the CFF and others, life expectancy and quality of life has increased dramatically. Unleash Your Story aims to help the CFF continue these efforts and to someday soon find a cure!

This event is similar to a walk-a-thon except that you never have to leave your house. Writers set a word count goal for the month and readers set a goal for pages read. All you have to do is sign up and ask your friends, family and fans to sponsor you.

New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber is serving as this year’s Pacesetter Author for the event. Debbie has set a word count goal of 30,000 words. Writers will have their work cut out for them to match Debbie. Readers can try to keep pace too. 30,000 words works out to about 120 pages, but reading is a lot faster than writing. Why not try to double, triple, quadruple or multiply by ten?

That’s right-‘this event provides a new excuse to curl up with a good book!

Participants can work as a team or individually for chances to win fun prizes.

The event will run September 1-30. You can register now at:

Visit: to learn about prizes ranging from signed books to an iPod. As a special bonus, every participant who raises at least $100 by Sunday September 7 will receive a signed book. Authors donating signed books include: Sally MacKenzie, Caroline Linden, Alexis Morgan, Sophia Johnson and more.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. JulieLeto
    Sep 01, 2008 @ 13:25:28

    30,000 is exactly what I have to write to finish my current WIP in time for my October 1 deadline. Thanks for letting me know. I’m going to go check it out!

  2. Shiloh Walker
    Sep 01, 2008 @ 21:33:57

    Well, a competition will give me a serious kick in the tail…plus, it’s a good cause. Signed up a few minutes ago.

  3. colleen gleason
    Sep 02, 2008 @ 09:41:40

    Thanks for posting this, Jane.

    As the parent of a CF child, I appreciate anything and everything people can do to help find a cure for this disease.

    There’s more info at my blog as well, and I’ll be posting throughout the month on how the disease has affected my son and our family.

  4. Rebecca Smith
    Sep 03, 2008 @ 15:02:35

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this disease. My 2-year-old son, Blake, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. My family appriecates all you are doing to bring CF Awareness!


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