Dr. Ramona Bates is a plastic surgeon who quilts. Dr. Rob Lamberts is a primary care physician who loves animals that begin with the letter “l” (such as lobsters and llamas). The two have put their creative minds together to benefit brain cancer – in honor of a fellow blogger whose young son is losing his battle with the disease.
This holiday season, you might consider bidding on Dr. Bates’ “lobster quilt” to support brain cancer research. There is a silent auction in progress here. Owning the quilt would make a good story, and the return on investment could be priceless. You can search for updates on the auction on Twitter: #lobsterquilt
P.S. Note that Dr. Rob has also started a traveling lobster initiative – where Zippy the plastic lobster is photographed by medical bloggers around the world to enhance awareness of brain cancer. I had the honor of hosting this little crustacean last summer, and took him to the White House. To learn more about Zippy’s travels, check out this website: http://funwithzippy.com/