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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sweet Charity

I received an email this morning from Joe and Linda of the super-duper-awesome Hot Zone Online Blog regarding their fundraising efforts for people that suffer from autism. Touchingly, this has hit home w/ their family and has led them to do something noble and brave-- Hot Rock For Autism, a fundraising effort for the Autism Society of America. They have a donation page and on their blog they are hosting auctions for some rare items from rock stars-- including Michael Anthony of Van Halen. Cool!

Please take some time to read their message below, and then make a donation which can do something tangible to improve life for other people. Their love for their family is inspiring.

Hello again,

We'd like to draw your attention to a fundraiser we are beginning
today on our hot-n-spicy website, The Hot Zone Online, Blog: If you're not interested in the
auctions, which we're pretty sure most of you will not be, please
visit our First Giving site and consider donating to a good cause:

Some of you may or may not know that on February 22 of this year, Ari
was diagnosed with Autism. If you would like you can read more about
that whole process here:

We think that many people have an outdated idea of what autism is, but
it's important to note that autism is a spectrum disorder that affects
each person differently and to different degrees. Ari has autism and
we love him for his strengths and weaknesses. Like any other child,
we strive to maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses.
Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. We're human. No matter
what, though, we love him very much and hope to see him live a very
full life.

Again, please consider a contribution.

Linda & Joe

Joe & Linda Levinson
The Hot Zone Online Blog


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