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My 15 Year High School Reunion is Saturday…

This Saturday will be a celebration of my 15 year High School Reunion. I have been working with a classmate on planning the event and offering ideas. This will not be a typical reunion as it is also a fund raiser for another Classmate, Becky, who’s family has been going through a very difficult battle with Cancer. First Becky had cancer and then her husband Mike got cancer. Mike has had more treatments than I could ever count and on top of that his Cancer has gone away only to come back stronger and nastier than before. I’ve been reading the family journal and I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for the Machinski family.

One of the goals I have for the 15 year reunion was to sell 100 calendars to raise $200.00 for the family. With Each calendar sold I would make $2.97, I was going to use the $0.97 to buy an iPod for the silent auction that we are having during the Reunion. I’ve sold 12 calendars. I’ve also gotten $79.00 in donations. I haven’t reached my goal and I’m not sure where to turn. The reunion is this coming Saturday and I would like any and all help from my readers to help me raise that last $290.00 for the Machinski family. Becky and Mike will be at the reunion and I don’t want to disappoint them with failure.

How can you, my great readers help? You can write a post directing people to https://benspark.com/2008calendar.html Talk about how the money will be used and how it will benefit the Machinski Family. Please help. Thank you.

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Help the Machinski Family

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Please visit this link for the information on how to participate. The post below is about the family I have been trying to help.

I was contacted by my High School a couple of days back to participate in a phone-a-thon. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that I am not the class liaison any longer. Not a big deal. I let them know and they told me that I should get in touch with a former classmate about the 15 year reunion. So I did and now I am helping with the reunion. It was pretty crazy planning it 5 years ago and I wasn’t quite sure that I wanted to get back into the fray. But when Allie told me about why she is planning it I had to jump in with both feet.

Another former classmate of mine Becky is having a very difficult time. She has three beautiful kids and a great husband. Becky had cancer and it is currently in remission. Now her husband has cancer and their health insurance provider will not cover them any longer. The constant doctor’s appointments and treatments for both Becky and Mike have taken a toll on their finances. And Mike’s cancer is pretty bad. Becky and Mike keep a journal on Mike’s battle with cancer and through reading the entries I can see that they are staying positive and trying everything they can to beat this disease. It has been a long battle with Cancer for the Machinski Family that began in 1999. So for nearly ten years the threat of cancer has been hanging over the heads of the Machinski Family. I’ve been reading the journal and can see the love that the family has for each other and that has made them so very strong in this fight. But some financial support would go a long way to help ease some of their worries so they can concentrate on fighting Mike’s cancer.

What does this have to do with the reunion. Well, since Allie took the job of planning the reunion she is going to also set it up as an opportunity to raise some money for Becky and her family. We are looking into the possibility of a silent auction during the reunion and using donated items for the prizes in the auction. Already between Allie and I we have come up with quite a few items but we need even more to make this a decent silent auction. That is beginning to shape up nicely however, the reunion is going to be around Thanksgiving and Becky’s family needs help now. Donations can be made through the Family Journal and you can also help Becky out by making a purchase of jewelry from Becky’s online store. The site is called Hope Creations. I am adding a permanent link to my sidebar to the site. Becky makes handcrafted jewelry and sells it at her store in Palmerton, Pennsylvania but if you cannot make it there you can still shop at Hope Creations Online. You can also help by sending a direct donation to the Machinski family at this address.

Mike Machinski
70 Ridgeview Drive
Lehighton, Pa 18235

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If you would like to make a donation for the silent auction for the 15 year reunion please contact me. Thanks.