This past Tuesday, December 15th, I had the privilege of going to the CBS Early Show with a few of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) ladies -- my new friends Maggie and Sara -- to meet Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook. We were there to show support for their new single "LUCY" which will help raise awareness and money for lupus.
What a great time we had! It was so nice to finally meet Maggie and Sara, and they are absolutely awesome. We are so fortunate to have them working with us to give lupus the proper attention it deserves. I know I am thankful.
Despite the very cold temperature, it was nice to feel the warmth of a crowd gathered together for a common cause. The fact that we got to meet Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook made it a day I will never forget.
If you do not know the backstory of the song "LUCY," I encourage you to visit lupus.org/Lucy. Here's a little hint. Julian Lennon's "LUCY" is the same "LUCY" from a certain Beatles' song written by his father, John. The fact that James Scott Cook's grandmother also has lupus -- and is also named Lucy -- made the song that much more poignant.
Meeting Julian and finding out just how truly nice a guy he is, coupled with the fact that he is very passionate about helping those of us affected by lupus, inspired me and those I was with to try to do even more.
Thanks to all of you who keep up the fight, and to Maggie and Sara for coming to NYC for this amazing event. And a very special thank you to Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook for creating such a lovely song that carries a message of hope for all of us.
I am very proud to say that I was there that day.
If you'd like to see more pictures from that day, please become a fan of the LFA in Facebook.
I wish everyone happy holidays! Keep Fighting!
photos courtesy of Amanda Davenport
Top right photo: Julian Lennon poses with Amanda Davenport
Bottom right photo: James Scott Cook signs Amanda's Walk for Lupus Now t-shirt