My name is Candy Crum (yes - it's my real name and I love the joke in it!!) and I am the author of The Eternal Series (The Eternal Gift, May 2011 and The Eternal Echo, Dec 2011).
The reason why that is important is because the series donates 15% of its royalties to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation! This is something I'm extremely excited about doing and getting involved in. The Eternal Gift was actually ok'ed by the ISF to include its name because I wanted to make my lead character an ACTIVE ISFoundation supporter! Now I just need to get the thing finished! ;)
The purpose of THIS page is because I also wanted to start a side project that would give even MORE money to the ISF! This project is called "Live For A Healthy Planet" and its purpose is to get healthy! The healthier you are, the healthier the people around you will want to be. You can inspire people to be better! Being overweight or obese drains a lot of resources.
Think about it. It causes an increase in illness, this increase causes and increase in doctor's visits as well as gas for those trips. Certain illnesses (diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems) cause massive resource depletions with glucose testing supplies, oxygen supplies as well as delivery services, catheterization kits or even dialysis supplies. These things cost a lot of money. Imagine if you could prevent those problems or prevent those problems from getting worse? What if you could improve them? Its been proven that losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle can reduce or even eliminate type II diabetes. This is HUGE!
The plan for this program is this. I am overweight! I have been my entire life and guess what? I feel terrible! I want to change that. And if I can change that and gain money for my favorite charity? Why not?
The idea is that this will be a 90 day program and I will set a monthly wight loss goal. If I hit that goal, the sponsors donate! If you want to donate otherwise, please feel free to. It is not going to go to waste! I will take photos every week as well as do weekly weigh-ins. I am thinking about doing that Wii style so I can make sure its pretty accurate AND it's hard to deny my progress/failure when taking my photo on the board with a big number on the screen!
I FULLY encourage others to join the cause and either be 90 day challengers or be sponsors! I am hoping to do this every 90 days so I can get more and more people involved! Let's make this a winning program with healthier people!
Thanks so much!
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