Experts say when you’re depressed or feeling blue, it helps to reach out and help someone else. Not only does it take your mind off your own woes, it actually makes a difference. And that, my friend, can be a real mood booster!
Here’s your chance to put a serious smile on your face — and look, ma — no nasty side effects!
Local musician/singer Shaun Leonard is in treatment for ASL, an aggressive type of leukemia, at the University of Washington Medical Center. Leonard doesn’t have medical insurance and her treatment is expensive. Really expensive. So far, Leonard’s friends have rallied together to help — they’ve passed the hat to the tune of thousands of dollars.
Some local artists have gotten on board and are selling their wares for Leonard at the Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis, 375-0751, http://www.spiritual-living.org/.
The artists’ contributions — including Fred Choate paintings — are available in the Center’s bookstore. Hours are: 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.
“We are raising the money needed for Shaun to complete this desperately needed treatment. Our goal is just under a million dollars and while that may seem like a lot, we know we can do it…”
If you want to pitch in, stop by the center and buy some art or, for $9.99, download Leonard’s CD, “The Woman I See.” https://cdbaby.com/cd/shaunleonard
There will also be a Cookie Lee jewelry party, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25 at Schumacher Tile and Stone, 3707 E. Pine. Open to all and all proceeds “go to the Shaun fund.” For information, call: 870-8003.