Friday, July 11, 2008
Touching message from Trevor Munson to Moonlight fans!
Trevor Munson is the writer who dreamt up Mick St John. He has written a heartfelt, thoughtful message to his fans! We have marvelous, unpretentious people involved with our show. I can't think of any other production that can boast of such a fan friendly and grateful group.... from the writers to our cast and crew :)
In addition to expressing his thanks, Trevor also urges everyone to come give blood at the event he is hosting. To donate blood, go to www.givelife.org then enter Moonlight as the sponsor. As I wrote previously, I know that you will make him and all Moonlight fans proud with your donations.
Those of us who are not lucky enough to attend his blood drive in person can donate $$$ instead.
Good news ~ Trevor's mom is doing very well since her procedure! *cheer*
MOONLIGHT BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY YOURS TRULY
When I was writing the novel that Moonlight was based on, I hoped to connect with those who read it one day in the way one does when creating a work of fiction. I hoped it would entertain and perhaps even inspire people in positive ways in their own lives. Eventually that novel evolved into a television show, and it was wonderful to see that eight million people a week tuned in because they liked the premise, enjoyed the stories, and cared about the characters. But nothing could have prepared me for the way that Moonlight fans took their love for the show and carried it out into the world in real and meaningful ways. Because of them, people across America and the globe, have linked themselves to blood centers and orchestrated blood donation efforts on behalf of the show they came to love.
What better than a show about vampires to raise awareness about the need for blood and get people to give?
I am told that a single pint of blood saves three lives. The most recent blood drive held in the name of the show resulted in the collection of 3,165 pints, potentially saving the lives of 10,495 people. It is a precious gift we can so easily give. As someone with a mother who is in the process of going through a bone marrow transplant, I have seen first hand just how much blood and bone marrow donation can help a family who might otherwise have lost a loved one.
Even more amazing, despite the recent cancellation of the show, rather than give up and go away as they might have done, the fans have continued their efforts to raise blood and awareness. More blood drives are being planned even as I write this. It is humbling and wonderful to have been a part of creating something that has served as a catalyst for so much good. I thank you all, and would like to take this opportunity to invite others (fans of the show or not) to come and join us in the spirit of the goodwill and giving at these events.
San Diego blood drive
July 25th & 26th, 2008
11:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
W Hotel San Diego
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Trevor Munson