March 2013 Newsletter

Spring is in the air and hopefully the cold and ice are behind us! I ran the Little Rock half marathon last weekend and my toes did not stop tingling until mile 3! If I weren’t running for the Children’s Tumor Foundation I assure I wouldn’t have been up at 5 am getting ready to run in 27 degree weather!

Speaking of my favorite charity, as many of you know I run on the NF Endurance Team. And now my husband, Larry, does, too! And since many of you keep asking when I’m going to do another Groupon or Living Social deal for Botox, I came up with an idea that benefits both! Let me tell you a little about the charity first…. NF stands for neurofibromatosis. Although you may not have heard of it, NF is a genetic disease that affects 1 in 3000 births. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves through out the body….brain, spinal cord, face, arms, legs, anywhere. There is no cure and some of these tumors can become cancerous. These tumors are quite painful and the kids can have some developmental delays as well.  I have church family whose daughter has NF. Our daughter’s best friend had an uncle who died of NF and his daughter is almost deaf because of NF. These are REAL people I know whose lives are affected. My job is to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation so that we can find a cure. Their research benefits the entire community, not just NF folks.

So here’s the deal……Botox is normally $14/unit…..When you make a $50 donation to the Children’s Tumor Foundation (by cash or check),.you can buy up to 50 units of Botox at $12/unit. When you make a $100 donation to Children’s Tumor Foundation (by cash or check), you can buy up to 50 units of Botox for $10/unit. …..Now for the fine print…..this offer is only good until Mother’s Day, May 12th. The donation, which is tax deductible,  must be made by cash or check. I will send it to CTF and you will get a receipt (and a huge thank you) from them for your tax records. You may pay for the Botox itself by credit card if you choose. This makes for great birthday and Mother’s Day gifts.  We will even fill out a gift certificate for you!

And finally, if you are a runner, or want to be, let me know. If you don’t already run for a cause, you can join the NF Endurance Team! We are planning to do Vegas in November! You don’t have to be fast, and you can even walk if you want! Lord knows, I’m the slowest one on the team! If you’re getting Lipo-Ex treatments, it’s a great way to accentuate the benefits of those. Plus, our massage therapist, can help you work out any sore muscles.

Enjoy the blessings of Spring and Easter. Come get some Botox! And as always, let us know what we can do for you!

Anne R Trussell MD                         
                                                         (Children’s Tumor Foundation)