This year, the auction is more important than ever. Cancer isn't going away, and even though Robert Mercer's time on this earth is finished, his and Grace's gift to others whose lives are touched by cancer will continue. The 2007 online auctions for bidding on these hand-painted, five-inch wooden snowflakes will take place in three separate auctions, open to everyone, from November 19 to 23, November 26-30, and December 3-7. The Kidlitosphere will be featuring illustrator's artwork, one at a time, so that everyone can see these unique celebrations of life and snow before the auction, thus raising their profile and hopefully exposing more potential auction participants. 7-Imp organizers Jules & Eisha have explained everything you'll need to know to get involved in showcasing a snowflake at your blog yourself.
Some of you may wonder why we're doing this for Robert, a man most of us have never met, and for Grace, a woman we only know via blogging -- but it's like this: you know someone with cancer. I know someone with cancer. Maybe several someones. This is something we can do for Grace, and for the Graces and Roberts in your life as well; not just hope for a cure, but actively do what we can to help raise money and awareness.
The kidlitosphere is a community. Coming together for the good is what a community does. Hope you can join in.