I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®, as a part of the Advil® Relief in Action campaign. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Advil® as a product or its effectiveness.
I have a topic that I’d like to share with you all today that is near and dear to my heart. I’m teaming up with the Advil® Relief in Action campaign and I’m impressed and excited about what this brand is doing.
Reid (my husband) and I love to find brands and companies that use their voice for good. I would much rather spend my money on a product that is contributing to a cause or doing something good when we have the choice. So, what is this campaign and why am I blogging about it?
Well, here is a little bit that I’ve learned about this sweet campaign: The Advil® Relief in Action campaign honors and supports people who don’t let pain get in the way of helping others. From helping rebuild homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy, to building homes for people in need through Habitat for Humanity® International, (one of our favorite charities. We actually donated our clunker car to them last year!) or being the ultimate volunteer- a veteran or soldier of our armed forces- Advil® is honoring volunteers who actively give back to help others.
Advil® asked me to share a personal story of “volunteerism” to support a larger cause in conjunction with this campaign. While I know there are many amazing people out there doing amazing things, I thought this was a great excuse to share about something Reid has been doing to support a great cause and a great little boy.
Isaac and his parents go to our church. He was diagnosed with infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when he was just about 8 months old. Infantile ALL is very rare, occurring in roughly 3% of childhood ALL cases which comes out to about 0.07 cases per 100,000 children aged 0-14 in the U.S. per year. Now Isaac is 2 and he’s been fighting this cancer for most of his little life.
You can find out more about Isaac and how to pray for him and his family here.
Reid learned that Isaac’s dad, Tyler, and his friends are running a half marathon in October to raise funds for Isaac and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). He decided it was a great cause and so now he’s training with their team! Reid ran a half marathon last year and enjoyed it, so this was a great excuse to run one again. In addition to training, the members of the team are raising money for the LLS. Here is Reid last year after his 1/2 marathon:
Although he’s looking pretty confident (and had a great finishing time), he may or may not have vomited right when they were announcing his name as he crossed the finish line. Nothing like ending in dramatic fashion, huh? Hopefully this race will end a little more smoothly. In order to raise the rest of his funds for the LLS, there has been talk of Reid shaving his head. This terrifies me a bit, but it IS for a good cause. I will make sure to document this if it does end up happening. So, that’s our little story of Relief in Action. Nothing life changing or amazing, but it’s something.
Another cool part as part of the Advil® Relief in Action program is that a portion of the price of participating Advil® bottles will go to Habitat for Humanity® International and Wounded Warrior Project® so their volunteers can get the relief they need, and get back to giving back. I think that’s pretty cool.
So, if you also want to get involved in this cool campaign, you can:
– Follow @Reliefinaction on Twitter and Instagram,
– Share a photo of how you see Relief in Action on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Reliefinaction.
– Or visit http://www.advil.com/reliefinaction to learn more