I ran this post for the first time last spring. Despite all of the unexpected ups and downs, Pattie and I are continuing plan for the future.
I love that! Working hard to build something together. It’s what helped build our marriage and keep us close for all of these years.
In this case, the plan is to grow our My Cancer Store to include more than just books–adding items that can help all of us improve our quality of life. This might include supplements, CDs, DVDs and even apparel. We are hoping to start selling Island Dog T-shirts by spring.
Modeled after Finnegan–our long-lived shelter rescue–these shirts and other products will be fun and colorful. Fun projects like these help keep me from becoming discouraged.
All proceeds from the sales of my books and other products in our slowly developing My Cancer Store go to help us keep doing what we do–keeping everyone updated on the latest and best ways to live a better life with multiple myeloma and other cancers.
Now that my fourth book about multiple myeloma, Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers, will be published soon, I will be able to turn my attention to updating and improving our online store.
In a former life, Pattie and I developed and ran tourist-style shops in northern Wisconsin. You know, the kind of fun stores that sold moose tablecloths, antler lamps, T-shirts and fun spices, jams and jellies. But the days of starting a bricks-and-mortar location are long gone. Too much time, hard work and financial investment. So for now, we will focus on our philanthropic cyber plans.
Our young tech volunteer, Robb, suggested we continue expanding our social media network. So I’m going to run this post again today, asking that my readers “like” My Cancer Store. Thanks in advance for helping us out!
Social media. Can’t live with it–can’t live without it!
My brilliant tech volunteer, Robb, has convinced me to start using facebook as a way to help get the word out.
I’ll be honest. I don’t use facebook, except to post links back to my features and articles. But he helped me create a My Cancer Store Wall, which has lots of fun pictures. It also allows me to add commentary about key posts I write from this site and my fast improving–and I think innovative and a source of lots of great anti-cancer news and info–HelpWithCancer.org site.
That way you regular facebook users can follow what’s going on in one convenient spot.
OK, OK. I’m coming around. And although I hate the way businesses and groups get caught-up-in and shamelessly promote their facebook sites, I can see the advantages and wisdom of it all.
So click-on that LIKE button on our Wall and help us out. And in return, I promise to start updating and adding informational value to the site. Promise!
Who knows? Maybe we can be the next Livestrong! I’m no Lance Armstrong, but I’m trying!
Thanks for reading, everyone! Feel good and keep smiling! Pat