For the next few weeks I’ll be participating in Blogging for the Cure, which jules of 7-Imp sums up better than I ever will:

It’s time, everyone! It’s time for the Blogging for a Cure effort to begin! Seven cheers for all the bloggers who will be highlighting some of the 2007 snowflakes and the illustrators who created them in the name of helping to raise money to fight cancer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. … And it’s all in the memory of Robert Mercer, Grace Lin’s husband, who recently passed away due to a rare form of cancer.

For those of you still new to the Robert’s Snow auctions, here’s a brief explanation: Robert’s Snow is Grace’s book, published in 2004, about a mouse not allowed in the snow. The story was inspired by Robert’s battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. After the book was published, Grace gathered artists from all over the children’s book illustrating community to create special snowflakes to be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting sarcoma research at Dana-Farber. These snowflake auctions became known as the event “Robert’s Snow.”
This year, more than 200 well-known children’s book illustrators from around the world have been given a five-inch wooden snowflake to decorate at will. Like actual snowflakes, each design is unique. The 2007 online auctions for bidding on these hand-painted snowflakes will take place in three separate auctions, open to everyone, from November 19 to 23, November 26-30, and December 3-7. You can read here for more information.

But starting today — and lasting for over one month until the day before the auctions — over 65 bloggers will be highlighting some of the snowflakes and the illustrators who created them.

For jules’s full post, go here.

In the meantime, here’s today’s post schedule!

Monday, October 15