Thursday, September 22, 2011

Join the Fight and Donate

Thanks to Lawrence Kirsch...


"Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, BC, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.
It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran close to 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.

To date, over $550 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world."

This years For You book raffle is dedicated to the memory of
Terry Fox's mother Mrs. Betty Fox,
and to Clarence Clemons

A Note from Lawrence:

"Bruce Springsteen represents a great deal to his fans, not only as a world-renowned artist, but as a giving and caring person, someone who stands out by helping and donating to many charitable organizations over the years. Today I am asking for your help to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run."

Give today and Help Us Make a Difference.

"If I had to sum up this book in one word it would be 'beautiful.' This book is without a doubt for 'real fans.' ... The stories are short, long, happy, sad, joyous, excited, funny and, above all, heartfelt." ~ Rumble Doll - UK
"For You is a much-needed fresh breath in the Bruce bibliography and essential to any serious fan." ~ Karsten S. Andersen: - Denmark

"If you are any kind of a Springsteen fan, you need this book! The first story brought me to tears it was so moving and so well written." ~
Steven Delmar - Edison New Jersey

"For You is one of the most important books ever to trace the career of Bruce Springsteen. Compiled by Lawrence Kirsch, the book features the words and photos of Springsteen fans from all over the world. The majority of the photos have never been published before, and are
nothing short of amazing." ~ Tom Cunningham: The Bruce Brunch 105.7 The Hawk

"In reading For You, at first it's hard to believe that one performer could possibly
have touched this many people this deeply - lifted them from depression, kept them from suicide, helped them through divorce or the death of a parent, or worse, a child. But story after story reveals just how much Springsteen's music and his almost superhuman presence on the concert stage have penetrated people's lives and, in as much as it is possible for music to do so, made them whole. In fact, there's a running theme of these reminiscences, one that is sure to warm any Bruce fan's heart: that you are not crazy. Not crazy for seeing dozens or even hundreds of concerts; not crazy for feeling that Springsteen's songs and lyrics have actually helped carry you through some of life's toughest moments; not crazy to think that this man whom you've never met has and continues to fill some kind of void in your life." ~ Peter Chianca: Blogness...

Each $10 ticket you purchase gives you one chance to win and a $15 ticket gives you three chances to win the book. The contest is open to everyone and tickets can be bought from September 15 to October 2, 2010. Tickets can be purchased at and, where the winner will be announced October 6, 2010.

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