Episode #2 with Kris Knox from Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation

In this episode we hear from Kris Knox, who is dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and helping find a cure.  She is the founder of the Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation.  You’ll hear how much Kris is devoted to helping more people become educated and aware of breast cancer, and hear her story of how she is a survivor herself!

Each summer for the past 12 years Kris Knox has worked hard to organize and coordinate the annual Play For A Cure Oregon Softball Tournament in Salem, Oregon.  In this show we talk about her passion behind this idea she had, and how much of a positive impact one small idea has made on so many peoples lives.  Way to go Kris!

Here are a couple of photos from the tournament:


This is our “Got Milk” softball team…..  We had a lot of fun!


You can see more photos of the 2012 Play For A Cure Oregon Softball tournament by clicking here.

There are more photos and you can read about how the Foundation continues their efforts to build more awareness and education…..all the way in Nicaragua

As you heard in our conversation, there was also a fast pitch softball tournament that raised money for Play For A Cure Oregon and you can read more about that at the website.

Visit, Like, Share, and/or Comment on Play For A Cure Oregon Facebook Page.  

If you’d like to have a tournament, or any type of event to fundraise for the Lynda foundation contact Kris Knox to learn more about starting something like this in YOUR area!  info@playforacureoregon.org

Additionally you can….

  • Be a sponsor.

  • Sponsor a ball for the tournament.

  • Advertise your business.

  • Play on a team!

  • Create a fundraiser

I encourage you to get involved because the more of us who do will ultimately make this world a better place!

Thank you Kris Knox for sharing your story.  

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Episode #1 With Teri Anna & her Pawsitively Purrrrfect Plan for Shelter Animals

The very first thing I MUST say to anyone who is reading this is THANK YOU.  Thank you for listening to Generosity Philosophy, supporting this podcast, and your interest in learning about what I call everyday heroes. The stories shared by these wonderful and generous people will inspire and encourage you in many ways.  My hope is that more people in this world will trade in an hour or more of watching T.V. (or other activities) for an hour or more of volunteering.  Another idea for people to consider is giving up our favorite things for a week or a month such as Starbucks, wine, that new pair of shoes, etc. and instead donate that money to a cause that makes a difference in this world.  We all (including myself!) can improve on our generosity and get off our butts here and there to help be the good we all want to see in the world.  Plus doing so feels so great!  So really it’s a huge win-win.

Episode #1 with Teri Anna & Her Pawsitively Purrrfect Plan for Shelter Animals

You will hear in this podcast episode #1 of Generosity Philosophy about my daughter/niece who is saving money for shelter animals.  She shares her reason of why she is doing this, why and how others can help, and her thoughts about being generous. This episode is the definition of “short and sweet.”  Teri Anna will hopefully inspire you, as she does me everyday, to want to be a better person and help animals who don’t have a voice.

Teri Anna identifies Hopes Haven and the Willamette Valley Humane Society as the two places she would like to donate the money she raises to.

Here are a few photos of Teri Anna with her pets as well as her hangin’ out in the bed of our truck on a day when we went to the “bottle drop” to return cans and bottles for cash for the shelter animals.

IMG_6808Teri Anna posing with Zeek (left) and Ally (right)

IMG_7227  Zeek giving Teri Anna some kisses!


Kiki (top photo) thinks she owns our bed while Roxy (bottom) is usually fond of Teri Anna’s bed.

(Below) Photos of Teri Anna returning some of the donated cans and bottles to the Bottle Drop from the back of our truck.



Good job Teri Anna!  Way to go girl!

I sure hope you enjoyed the first episode of Generosity Philosophy.  Please do subscribe to the podcast at iTunes if you’d like to continue listening to the many wonderful guests we have coming up in future episodes.  Also, feel free to give a star rating!  Thanks again to everyone who is supporting this podcast, and more importantly, the people on it who are changing the world for the better.

Peace & Love,


Almost at 100 Likes on Facebook

Thank you all for the continued “likes” on Generosity Philosophy Facebook page.  I’m hopeful this means at least a few of that crowd is interested in downloading the first episode and hearing Teri Anna tell about her story of saving money for shelter animals.  Who doesn’t love to hear the cute voice of a kid?!

Please “share” “comment” or “like” on facebook if you haven’t already.  Oh, and I started a twitter account for the podcast as well.  If you prefer to tweet, you can find the show @GPpodcast

Thank you all again and I hope you enjoy the first episode this coming Friday, Nov. 1st, 2013

It’s Launching in just a couple of days! Episode #1 of Generosity Philosophy

Well, everybody it’s almost here!  I’ve gone from realizing what I was “born to do” to making that dream come true within just two weeks.  Insane?  Maybe, but that’s the beauty of it.  

Generosity Philosophy Podcast is going to be available to listen to on Friday, November 1st, 2013 and I’ll be sure to update you all with how you can download and listen to it!  Thanks so much to all of you who have already gone to the Generosity Philosophy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/generosityphilosophy 

The goal is to reach 100 likes on Facebook by Friday.  Will that goal be met?  Just a couple more days to find out….