I'm going to be the keynote speaker at Parenthood for Me's 1st Annual Family-Building Dinner and Silent Auction on April 10th. Having fun for a great cause. I love it!
I don't go to as many fund-raising events as I'd like, simply because most of our money is already tagged for something else. I usually choose to support causes through volunteering or making a financial donation that is more modest than the event ticket price. However, there are some people I would definitely pay a good buck to see and hear talk about adoption. Leslie Pate Mackinnon, for example.
If you're local to the Monroe County, NY area, I hope to see you there. If you're not local, you can still be part of the event. Here's how:
I've thought a lot about what I want to say, and I keep coming back to the same question - "What would I want to hear a keynote speaker talk about?" I'm posing the same question to you.
If you respond to this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, I'll put your name in a hat. (It's not actually a hat. It's a clear plastic container that originally housed hummus. As soon as I finish this post I'll dump out whatever wooden beads, pennies, Q-tips, or dry pasta my daughter has stashed in there so it's ready for your name.)
I'll award a signed copy of my book, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective to the person who's name I draw at random. I'll also send a signed copy to the person who's idea I use for the keynote address.
Erica at Parenthood for Me is building a great organization with an awesome vision. I hope you'll support it in whatever way you can.
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