Beginning yesterday, Ziggy cartoonist Tom Wilson is donating 100% of his personal royalties from his “Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badlyâ?¦How Ziggy Saved My Life” book to LIVESTRONG. LIVESTRONG is a foundation created by cycling legend Lance Armstrong to provide cancer awareness, support for those diagnosed and fund cancer research. Tom lost his wife Susan on November 18, 2000 to breast cancer.
Writing on his publisher’s website, Tom writes:
When I recently had the opportunity to meet with the staff at the LIVESTRONG Headquarters in Austin, Texas, I saw an extraordinary chance to allow this terrible tragedy in my familyâ??s life to do something truly positive for fellow survivors and co-survivors.
ZIGGYâ??s MILLION DOLLAR LIVESTRONG CHALLENGE is OUR opportunity to come together to make a real difference! Through this campaign starting November 18, the anniversary of Susanâ??s death, to January 19, her birthday, I am donating 100% of my personal royalties to LIVESTRONG, and coupled with the HCI affiliate program, that averages out to roughly $4.50 from every purchase of Zig-Zagging to the LIVESTRONG organization when ordered from this link. My HOPE is that together we will raise a MILLION dollars (or more!)for LIVESTRONG over the next two months!