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When it comes to cancer, I think Twitter says it best – #cancersucks.
Personally, having lost many close friends and family members to this terrible disease, I’ve seen firsthand how devastating the fight against cancer can be, both for the patients and for their loved ones. But I’ve also seen firsthand how hard those patients and their loved ones – as well as the doctors, nurses and caregivers who provide for them – work every day to kick cancer’s butt.
It’s those people that inspire me to set aside 24 hours every year to do Relay For Life – an incredible fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. During relay, teams of people commit to having at least on person from their team walking or running around a track for an entire 24 hour period. It’s a symbol of the commitment to fighting cancer, and a tribute to the tenacity of all those who face that fight every day, and it’s a truly inspiring experience.
This year, I’m participating in the July 10 relay in Santa Monica, California. And, I’m happy to announce that not only am I asking for your support, but, thanks to Girls in Tech LA and eSync Training, I’m able to offer a pretty awesome raffle prize to donors as well.
eSyncTraining is the industry leader in web technology training and certifications, delivered in a highly engaging and convenientinstructor-led, live online learning experience. The Advanced eSyncTraining process supports any learning pace, schedule, or RIA development goal, offering its students an unmatched depth and experience in live web-based instruction and expertise across all major web development software platforms, including Flex, ColdFusion, Flash, Java, and ActionScript, as well as Adobe’s suite of design tools. The award-winning team at eSyncTraining draws on years of experience in both online and offline technology training, as well as significant real world development experience by its instructors.
Next week, eSyncTraining will be offering a course in Dreamweaver CS5 Fundamentals, which will provide web designers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to build and manage professional websites using Dreamweaver. The course will be taught by Joseph Lowery, author of the Dreamweaver CS5 Bible, and you can read all about it here.
We are happy to be offering the opportunity to win a free spot in the course – an $1195 value – to everyone who donates $20 or more to our Relay team between now and midnight (PST) on Friday June 11. To donate, just click on the ‘donate’ button here, and be sure to mention our incredible sponsors eSyncTraining and Girls in Tech LA in the message that accompanies your donation. We’ll be picking the winner in a random drawing of all eligible donors on June 12.
With your help, I believe we really can kick cancer’s you-know-what. Because #cancersucks. And it totally deserves a good butt-kicking.