Wednesday, April 30, 2008

America's Favorite Mom

For those of you who know Patti, you won't be surprised when I tell you that I had to twist her arm to let me send this email message to all of the Angels and their friends.

About a month ago, Patti's son, Brandon, nominated her to be "America's Favorite Mom," a national contest sponsored by Teleflora and NBC. We have just received word that Patti is among the top fifteen finalists and all of them will be appearing on the NBC Today Show between May 5-9. Patti will be on Monday May 5th.

On Mother's Day (May 11), NBC will have a prime-time special hosted by Donny & Marie Osmond and feature the winner who will be crowned, America's Favorite Mom. The results will be determined by how many votes are received May 5 -9. You can only vote for one mother the day she appears on the T.V. show.

I am sending you this message to share the news that Patti is one of the finalists – and what a wonderful recognition this is for her as the proud mother of three loving children (including two young soldiers - one whom has served in Iraq and one whom is currently deployed). As you know, it was Brandon's deployment that inspired Patti to start Soldiers' Angels. As well as honoring Patti, this is also a tribute to Soldiers' Angels and it would be fantastic if Patti and all of the good work of our organization could be highlighted on the Mother's Day Special.

I encourage you to view the TV show and join me in feeling good about Patti and all that Soldiers' Angels has accomplished in just five years. For so many of you who are mothers yourselves, I don't need to tell you that the inspiration and driving force of Soldiers' Angels has always been thousands of mothers caring for their own and others' children. All of the fifteen finalists are exemplary women who deserve the recognition and it is kind of crazy to be choosing one – each is special and more than deserving of the recognition.

So, please take a look at the website – you will certainly enjoy seeing the bios of all of the finalists, and watch NBC's Today Show on Monday May 5th.

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