BENEFITING: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INC
UPDATE: DONATE AT LEAST $17 TO BE ENTERED TO WIN A FIVE MAGAZINE SET OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND VANITY FAIR FEATURING ROBERT PATTINSON. Drawing will be held when we reach our goal of $2,000.
We are raising funds for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, GA in honor of Cindy Colson (@CGColson).
Cindy has terminal cancer. It began as a melanoma on her back thigh and progressed to her breasts and is now in her brain. Because of a heart condition, her body could not handle the radiation so she has stopped all treatments and is under hospice care.
Why are we called "Cindy's Army"? Cindy is a dedicated fan of actor & musician Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films. Cedric served as inspiration for Dumbledore's Army, a group of students who self-organized and made a huge difference in the battle at Hogwart's. Cancer, however, is a much more nefarious enemy than Voldemort could over hope to be.
Cindy is one of the most selfless people you could ever hope to meet. Her wish for everyone is to never give up hope, always believe in yourself and follow your dreams.
Cindy had a difficult journey to believing in herself and that she was worthy of dreaming. The stories love and hope of The Twilight Saga and Water for Elephants helped her on that journey.
After her diagnosis with cancer, Cindy followed one of those dreams of traveling to New York City for the first time to meet friends from Twitter at the Water for Elephants premiere and to see "The Pretty" for herself.
Here is more information on Cindy's story and how Rob has inspired her: