March 07, 2013
Dear RESULTS Family,
By now, many of you may have seen the very sad news that our wonderful RESULTS board member and anti-hunger champion, actress Valerie Harper, has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
Valerie is an amazing woman — inspiring and funny, incredibly smart and warm, and deeply dedicated to fighting hunger and advancing the rights of women. Valerie has generously opened doors for our issues, and the most powerful (and fun) Congressional meetings that I have had in the last two decades have been in her company. She has been a powerful partner with RESULTS since its creation, and wrote the foreword to the first edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy by RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris. Sam is dedicating the 20th anniversary edition to her when the book is re-released this September.
I spoke with Valerie this week and she is doing amazingly well. She plans to attend the Yunus Gold Medal ceremony in April. We have set up an email address where you can send messages to Valerie, and we will make sure that she receives them. The address is [email protected].
Our love and thoughts to Valerie and her husband Tony and daughter Cristina.
Thank you, as always, for your partnership.