Grace Lin's husband, Robert Mercer, passed away this past week. A tribute to him appears at Blue Rose Girls. Our hearts go out to Grace and her family.
In 2004, Grace and Robert were inspired to begin Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind snowflakes were created by children's book illustrators and auctioned to raise money for cancer research.
In lieu of flowers, Grace and Robert's friends and families have requested that donations be made, in Robert’s name, to:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
Attn: Lauren Nash
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226
Please make checks out to "Robert's Snow."
The Robert's Snow online auction will be held in November and December 2007. Gail Maki Wilson has a post at her blog Through the Studio Door listing some of the artists who have created a snowflake for auction. You can get an early look at many of the snowflakes and the process of creating them.