Joined: 26 Jul 2001
Location: Minneapolis area
|Posted: December 07 2009 Post subject: PAYING IT FORWARD - The Talk About Sleep Cookbook
|Dear Talk About Sleep Member Friends;
Betty Kane, the Talk About Sleep Administrator, my right arm and dear friend is deep in to development of a wonderful new project we are calling
PAYING IT FORWARD – The Talk About Sleep Cook Book.
Our economy is hurting. A lot of people have lost their jobs and/or their insurance. Talk About Sleep has always been as helpful as we can be to assist those in need. Each year, we give away thousands of dollars in masks, tubing, filters, humidifiers and flow generators to those who otherwise could not afford them. We have also paid the way for narcolepsy patients to attend the annual Narcolepsy conference who otherwise could not afford to do so. We have helped make arrangements for people to have sleep studies for diagnosis. We have donated hundreds of Insomnia and other sleep helpful books to assist those in dire need. We want to do more but our budget is limited and we can only do so much.
Betty presented me with the idea to do a cook book and use a percentage of the net proceeds to directly help Talk About Sleep members in need. We so very much appreciate the support of our member community and wish to give directly back to you, who have given us so much. 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of TalkAboutSleep.com, your Community! We would like to celebrate by introducing this special project as our way of thanking all of you for supporting our benevolent mission of providing free information, education and support for sleep disorder patients and those seeking information on healthy sleep. We would not be here today if not for you.
Betty and I are “in the kitchen doing the prep work”, and come January, we will ask those of you interested in supporting this project to submit your recipes for inclusion in the cook book. We will be collecting recipes from patients, caregivers, sleep techs, respiratory therapists, sleep doctors and our friends in the manufacturing arena. It will be a grand collection of your favorites complete with recipe history or comments you would like to share about yourself or your loved one who lives with a sleep disorder. Tell how you were helped and how you “pay it forward”. And then, when the book is published early springtime of 2010, we will ask those of you who can, to purchase a cookbook for yourself , family and friends.
We hope we have made a positive impact in your life; we hope you will pay it forward with your support. If you have benefitted from our chats or message boards, if you have enjoyed being a part of our wonderful sleep community and would like to share in helping others, your generosity in submitting a recipe or buying a cookbook will be greatly appreciated.
An online submission form will be available soon for those who would like to be on the receiving end of this project!
Twenty years ago, someone helped me; someone saved my life by introducing me to bilevel when I was a CPAP failure. How can you thank someone for saving your life? I chose to “pay it forward” and that is how Talk About Sleep came to be. Help us continue to pay it forward, join with us in this positive chain of hope and giving!
So, be thinking about which of your favorite recipes you can contribute when we call for them in January! We look forward to this collaboration with you; a project straight from our hearts!
We are open for suggestions about recipe catagories - we are already planning on heart healthy and diabetic sections - let us know if you have other suggestions! I hope you will be as excited about this as we are! Let's have FUN with it!
Thanks to all!
Founder and Senior VP
Talk About Sleep, Inc
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