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Mar 11, 2011

Today’s Shine a Light (where we take a simple action to help someone in need) is focused on our friends in Japan.

As you know, on Friday afternoon Japan suffered an 8.9 earthquake, which was followed by a devastating tsunami. Several thousand have been reported dead, tens of thousands are missing and the threat continues as at least one nuclear power plant is in danger of a meltdown.

53,000 Care2 members live in Japan.

For today's Daily Action, please take a moment to send your thoughts and good wishes to our friends in Japan by leaving a comment below. We’ll then send these on to Care2 members in Japan to let them know how much we care.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2011 12:49pm
Feb 1, 2011

We've got an important Shine a Light action to share with you today, but first a quick update and a big thank you for participating on our last action:

In December, we asked you to Shine a Light on Ann P. and your response was overwhelming. Close to 1,000 people left messages of hope and encouragement for Ann as she continues to battle against cancer and overcome the challenges of M.S.  Ann wanted to share this with all of you:

When Randy Paynter implemented his idea to "shine one glorious sunbeam of collective love" on an individual, he knew that a few simple words, when spoken or written with a full heart, can make all the difference in the world to the recipient. Imagine the effect when multiplied hundreds of times!

As the recipient of one such glorious sunbeam of collective love, I am deeply moved by the kind words and love flowing in my direction.

It is every bit as glorious to be part of the sunbeam as it is to receive it. Shine on!

Today's Shine a Light is a message of love and gratitude. Hugh MacDougall has been a member of Care2 for the past several years and a long-time protector of nature and the Earth. Hugh passed away on January 28th leaving behind two children -- Ellen and Peter -- and many friends.

Hugh was a lover of travel and finding "people-free" places to explore. He grew up in Scotland, lived for several years in Australia and spent time in China, New Zealand and many other countries. In addition to his poetry, his images from these trips will be a lasting memory of his life and what he enjoyed most.

Please take a moment to post a comment of gratitude for Hugh’s kind devotion to the Earth, and we will make sure that these messages are shared with  his family.  Hugh will be greatly missed by his family, friends -- especially those that shared his commitment to Good, and all those that had an opportunity to be touched by his passion for Nature. Your words can mean so much to them during this difficult time. Thank you.
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Posted: Feb 1, 2011 2:23pm
Dec 10, 2010
The collective power of Care2 members is awesome.  Together, we've moved legislation, saved lives and protected endangered species. So imagine what we can do if we direct all that Goodness on a single individual.

Every once in a while we hear a story of a good person who is going through a really tough time. For whatever unknown reason, Life just seems to be giving this person the raw end of the deal. Today, we're going to shine one glorious sunbeam of collective love on one such individual to bring a little bit of karmic balance back to the world.

Our target today is Ann PietrangeloAnn has a wonderful heart, and many of you probably know her as a frequent contributor to our Healthy & Green Living channel (and the health reform channel on Causes). Unfortunately, Ann was hit with MS, a debilitating disease that causes fatigue, muscle weakness and chronic pain when she was in her mid-40s.  She didn't let that get in her way, and chose instead to channel her energy into writing to help others with MS and other chronic illnesses.  However, in late October, Ann was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer and is currently undergoing brutal rounds of treatment.  It's unfair, it's wrong, and it just doesn't make sense.  But love is a powerful force, so together, we're going to send her a collective bolt of sunshine to brighten her day and hopefully fight off some of that badness.

Please take a moment to send Ann some good thoughts via a brief message in the comments area below. Your words will make a difference, and together we’ll show that love is the most powerful force of all.

p.s. We’ll be doing more of these type of collective actions in the future. We'd like to hear your thoughts as well as nominations for other individuals who could use such a boost in the future.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2010 4:19pm


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