Day 261- J.K. Rowling

Although the grand opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando is still a month away (June 18th!), author J.K. Rowling, who penned the pop-culture phenom series, is creating a little magic of her own.

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According to Wikipedia, Rowling “has become a notable philanthropist.” She has given extensively to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, especially since she lost her mother to the disease in 1990, after Rowling had begun writing the Harry Potter series earlier that year.

Having lived through the challenges of being a single parent, Rowling became the first Ambassador for One Parent Families in 2000. She has since become president of the organization.

Rowling has enthusiastically encouraged literacy through her donations to Book Aid International and Dyslexia Action.

She has also supported Comic Relief.

And now, I want to update you briefly on yesterday’s party for the Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida, the first in over a year. It’s very exciting for me that the chapter is getting back together. SBACFL’s president, Rose Mary Lumm, has been very supportive of “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” and she asked me to include one of my flyers in each folder of resources she provided for the families.

Furthermore, she let me borrow the mic for a few short minutes to explain my mission and encourage the guests to visit the blog and the Fan page.

I also took this golden opportunity to promote Spencer Day and his CD, Vagabond. The DJs played his hit song, “Till You Come to Me.”

All in all, the party was a success! The food was delicious– an incredible assortment of salad, sides, meat and desserts. Everything was absolutely beautiful. I hope to see more of you in Central Florida participating!

Good night,

Laurita ♥

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