481 Several of my newest friends in real life (and all-time coolest bloggers) have joined forces to bring awareness and raise some dinero (that's cold hard cash) for 2 fellow bloggers' families  in need. Mama's Losin' It Adventures in Babywearing Mayhem & Moxie The Extraordinary Ordinary Scary Mommy 7 Clown Circus Buried With Children Photobucket Recently a fellow blogger, Anissa Mayhew, a witty mother of three, collapsed after suffering a massive stroke. Her family and friends are devastated. One minute her husband was talking to her about which hotel they could stay in over Thanksgiving and the next moment she was unresponsive in a hospital bed. Everyone is praying for Anissa to pull through and little by little it seems they are starting to see bits of progress, but her family has a long way to go. She is still in intensive care...they need help. Photobucket Matt Logelin is no stranger to the devastating turns our lives can take. He started blogging like many of us did, as a way to update friends and family across the globe on the progress of his family...in his case, a pregnant wife, Liz.  He proudly posted the excitement of the birth of his baby girl Madeline one day and the tragic loss of his beautiful wife due to a pulmonary embolism just 27 hours later. The Liz Logelin Foundation was established by Matt to assist families suffering similar losses. The goal is to "financially assist these families as they deal with the loss of their loved ones, and struggle to move forward." All Seven bloggers (listed above) will be working together to promote an event entitled, Blog, Bid, Hope. By hosting a three day auction.  The goal is to raise money for Anissa Mayhew as well as the Liz Logelin Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of the Tip Junkie Mom-prenuers, there are about 80 products that will be auctioned off.  {{You Ladies ROCK!  Seriously - Thank You!!}} You'll be sure to please anyone on your holiday list with any number of the packages that will be available! Not to mention ALL of the proceeds will be going to help people during extremely difficult times in their lives. The auction will officially begin on Wednesday, December 9th. All items will listed on any one of the Blog, Bid, Hope hosting sites (7 listed above) and will begin at $10. They are asking for bids to increase at $2 increments. If you see an item you'd like to bid on, just leave a comment on that item's post stating your price. Hugs from Texas to everyone who participates!!