Good Grief Journal Project

If you are located in New York City or surrounding areas, and want to be involved in an AMAZING project called the Good Grief Journal project that will not only help you but others deal with grief, please join our meetup.com group, called The New York Good Grief Journal Project.

 

The Basics:

 

Memory-of.com is creating a project that we would like this support group to participate in. The project point is for 3000+ people to join together and share stories of overcoming grief and bereavement. The project is sponsored by Memory-of.com. A journal goes out and is only sent to people interested in sharing a story. As the book moves along more of the journal is filled up and more stories are shared. It can be completely anonymous.

 

100 journals go out. You may do a:

 

Journal entry

Poem

Drawing

Letter

Add a photo

Paint

 

You may take up to 5 pages and 1 week.

When the Journal is done, it comes back to us to archive and start the project again. With words and art we are looking to help people grieve one journal at a time.





Thanks a lot. Hope all is well with everyone.

 

In Honor of My Mom

Hi All,

I just lost my mom to  breast cancer. So the more grief I feel, the more active I get. If I didn’t do this, I would feel very depressed.


So, in honor of my mom, I am doing some special fundraising. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the folks at Respectance are providing a link to charities.  Any donations made to breast cancer linking through the site go 100% to the charities you chose. They do not take a service fee. 


In case you aren't aware many “umbrella” charities take 20% as administration fees, and telemarketers take up to 80% of your donations.  Please consider setting up a tribute, and invite your friends to come and donate.

www.respectance.com/BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

In memory of Jessica Howard

A very close friend of mine, Jessica Howard died on March 17, 2007 of Leukemia. Her LJ name was dianeabug.


I created a team for our local light the night walk in her honor.
Here's the URL to the donation page:

http://www.active.com/donate/ltnBaltim/2168_Hannahness

any little amount helps


The team name is "Friends of Jessica Howard" if anyone is in the Frederick, MD area and is interested in joining. I can't seem to find it in the search for some reason, though.

Thank you for all of your support,

Hannah
Penguin

In memory of Amelia and Colin

mmmbopthis, a good friend and fantastic person, died of complications from leukemia on November 7, 2006.

colinportnuff, another good friend, died of complications from ALS on February 11, 2007. He spent the last couple years of his life fighting for good communication devices and better legislation so that those with ALS who came after him could have an easier time with it.

Amelia and Colin, I miss you.
mr. butlertron

(no subject)

I have two deaths to add to the list, both of cystic fibrosis.

deathfromabove6 died August 10th, 2005. I can provide several references (including myself) who knew her and her family, met her, and went to her funeral. I knew her personally for over 12 years. She is still missed.

cfkitty passed away June 7th, 2007. There is evidence of her existance and death scattered throughout her journal. I never personally knew her or even really talked to her, but she was a friend of a very good friend of deathfromabove6 and deserves to be remembered.

Amanda AKA Brutalmix RIP

Could someone please add Amanda Bryant AKA Brutalmix to the list of deceased LJers.

She was an artist, model & photographer who lived in Indiana and for a short time in San Francisco.
She passed away on May 2, 2007 from a heroin overdose. She was 25 years old.
She was an inspiration to many.

Her LJ: brutalmix
Her website: http://www.brutalmix.net
Her myspace: http://myspace.com/girlbeatnick

Thanks.
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