Iron Chef Moo takes on Blogathon 2007 to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogathon 2007 is a GO!

On Saturday, July 28th, 2007, I will be participating in Blogathon to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation for the third year in a row.

If you're not familiar with the NKF, they provide education and counseling for sufferers of chronic kidney disease, transplant recipients, living donors, and their families, as well as funding for research to find a cure for kidney disease.

Long time friends know that I blog in honor of my best friend, David, who was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome in November, 2003. David's transplant is imminent - he was just greenlighted for surgery, as his bloodwork indicates that the numbers are "right" (in other words, David is very sick), and is scheduled for transplant on July 25th. He's luckier than most - he has a related, living donor and will be getting his transplant at Stanford, the center with the highest one year survival rates in the nation. He's in good hands...but it doesn't make the need for research to stomp out Alport Syndrome any less important.

Sponsorships will be open soon.

Sponsors who pledge $5 or more will receive a link in the sidebar to their blog, website or forum. Sponsors who pledge $10 or more will get to vote in the soon to be published poll to choose 4 theme ingredients from a list for Blogathon Day - Alex, Ernie and I will be playing Iron Chef, and cooking dishes throughout the day a la Iron Chef, documenting as we go with posts and photos.

AND - to add to the fun, we'll be auctioning off a copy of Iron Chef: The Official Book, with the proceeds of the auction going to the National Kidney Foundation.

Watch this space! It's going to be a terrific time!