Hello readers. There is nothing I have ever experienced that is quite like the feeling of a community wrapping its arms around you. Since having Esmé this feeling has happened over and over again for us and I am still just floored every time by the sense of love that comes from community. It still startles me that people who don’t “have to” support you…people who could just as easily turn the other way…choose to embrace you in every and any way they can.

Recently The Cute Syndrome Foundation was nominated in the Environment/Health category in a local promotion called The Capital Region Gives. This nomination put us into a round of public voting for a chance to win a $5000 donation to TCS and $5000 of advertising in the Times Union newspaper. We were thrilled to be nominated and, of course, asked our friends to vote for us…and, in the way that has become typical of everything with The Cute Syndrome, everyone has jumped to help.

As I write this, we are in first place in the voting round…which is just truly humbling. It would be fantastic if we can maintain our lead until the voting closes on Monday at 5pm EST.

You can vote once per device (phone, laptop, tablet, etc.). If you are voting on a mobile device you may have to click “See More” at the bottom of the page in order to get to the voting part.

You can help keep us in first place by voting here: http://blog.timesunion.com/giving/promotion-voting-continues-in-environmenthealth-category/2007/

Thank you for your support!