Friday, October 2, 2009

Vote for Alice in the Unbeatable Caregivers' Essay Contest

Today in St. Peters, MO: Windy, high 65 degrees.

Alice Muschany, one of my writing friends and a member of Coffee and Critique, is a breast cancer survivor participating in the Unbeatable Caregivers' Essay Contest. Alice has written a poignant essay for the contest. If she wins she will get tickets to see the musical Unbeatable, plus have dinner at Albert Pujols's restaurant at Westport Plaza.

Her essay "One Damaged Headlight" combines grace and humor to tell the story of how her husband Roland helped her survive her breast cancer nightmare with love and tenderness--and humor.

If you would like to read Alice's essay and vote for it, just Log on and click on Contests, or go directly to You have to register before you can vote, but it only takes a minute or so to register. You can also leave a comment about her essay. After I voted the first time I left a comment, but for some reason it didn't show up, so I'm not sure how that works.

Anyway, look for "One Damaged Headlight" and the name Alice from Wentzville. You can vote once each day. Before I voted this morning Alice had 53 votes. There are several other touching essays that will bring tears to your eyes or put a lump in your throat. The contest ends Oct 09, 2009 at 11:59:00 AM, so there's still time to vote for Alice.

Good luck, Alice, and thanks for sharing your charming essay!


  1. Hi All,
    Alice sent an e-mail thanking me for the blog post. And, I know she appreciates your support.

  2. I've decided the contest must be rigged! I created an account, but every time I log in, it will NOT let me vote!!! Grrrrr.

    I'll keep trying!


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