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MS Readathon

My friends and I are very pleased this year to be able to put our much beloved activity (reading) into some good use!  MS Readathon used to be an activity for children at school but no longer!!  Adults can now participate and help raise funds for MS Australia.  Without further ado, let me introduce you to the team…

hhhmm…not my best photo :p

Dear Friends,
Gracepoint Bookclub is joining MS Read-A-Thon this year to raise some much needed funds for MS Australia.  We couldn’t put our hobby to a better use!
We are Annie, Tien, Jacklyn, Jonathan, Anthony & Robyn.  We aimed to read 26 books altogether… (the list isn’t yet complete)

M – Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Annie)

U – Ulysses by James Joyce (Robyn)


T – The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modessitt Jr (Anthony)


P – Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings (Tien)


E – Emma by Jane Austen (Robyn)

S – Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky(Annie)

C – Child 44 by Leo Demidov (Jacklyn)

L – Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland (Annie)



O – On The Road by Jack Kerouac (Annie)

S – Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness (Tien)


S – (The) Shack by W. Paul Young (Jacklyn)



A – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -Read-a-long (Annie, Jackie, Robyn, & Tien)

D – Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Robyn)


T – Truth by Peter Temple (Next Bookclub Read)

H – Hospital InPatient Waste Identification Tool (Robyn)

O – Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Tien)


Our goal is to raise $1,300 which works out to be $50 per books.  It doesn’t mean that you have to sponsor $50, it’s just how we worked it out.  Any amount you’d wish to give (at your discretion) is much appreciated.  Please also help spread the word, either share via FB, Twitter, emails, etc, we appreciate your support for our ambitious goal!

Thank you for your sponsorship (in donating, sharing, & reading this note).

Lots of love,

Annie, Tien, Jacklyn, Jonathan, Anthony & Robyn

 To find out more about MS (Multiple Sclerosis), click here.

Did you know?

– The average age of diagnosis of MS is just 30 years
– Three times more women than men are affected by MS
– More than 21,000 people in Australia have MS
– Every school day four people are told they have MS
– There is no known cause or cure

You can donate securely online using your credit card by clicking on the link below.
Team Gracepoint Bookclub – Username : gracepointbc / Password : readathon
All information is secure and all donations will be sent electronically to MS Australia. A tax-deductible receipt will automatically be sent to your inbox once the donation is verified.

You can also support us by spreading the word!  Share on on your FB wall, tweet it, pinterest it, email it, reblog it…  We are most grateful for your taking the time in reading this, sharing this, and /or donating to MS Australia.  Every little bit help. 🙂

Thank you in advance for your support. It is greatly appreciated.