Thanks and Giving – that’s what this season is all about. We at Blanchard and Calhoun have so much to be thankful for – great agents, employees and outstanding clients over this last year. We are thankful to be able to provide families with one of their proudest material possessions – their homes – where traditions begin and memories are made. Blanchard and Calhoun loves to use this season of thanksgiving to also GIVE back. We hosted our 2nd annual Blanchard and Calhoun United Way bowling tournament with over 160 bowlers that raised over $6,000 for the United Way. See how much fun we had doing it through the photos on our facebook page –
In keeping with the theme of thanksgiving, we are also so thankful for two of our own, Howell Beman and Brennan Simkins, who was featured on The Today Show. He is a four time bone marrow transplant recipient survivor, Brennan has beaten the odds and medical standards at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Miracles do still happen everyday. Brennan is the son of Turner and Tara Simkins and grandson of our very own Susan Rice. Brennan’s non-profit, PressOn raises money for research for Neuroblastoma Research.
Howell has ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Pupura). Howell’s anti-bodies attack his platelets, kill them off rapidly, and this results in a very low platelet count. (causing extreme bruising and bleeds) ITP puts Howell at a high risk of bleeding internally. There is no cure for ITP and no one knows how ITP starts. Howell has been diagnosed a chronic ITP patient.
Howell and his family are supporting the MCG Radiothon held December 6 2012 . The Radiothon is a HUGE fundraiser for The Children’s Medical Center! There are several local companies and media entities that sponsor the event. These companies and sponsors have agreed to match whatever money the Beman’s raise. 100% of the money raised is used to provide better care at our Children’s Medical Center here in Augusta. Howell has received amazing care there and we feel that the doctors and nurses are the finest in our area. Without the children’s hospital, The Beman’s would have to drive hours for Howells medical care and maintenance. Howell is the son of Davis & Elizabeth Beman and the grandson of Hal Beman
We hope that you will take a moment to check out our fundraising page and support us in this venture. We have learned the hard way that MCG Children’s Hospital is a true blessing to us, our community, and lots of precious sick children. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and donations
So, this thanksgiving, make sure you are especially aware of what you have to be thankful for and make sure they know it.