Saturday, June 05, 2010

Campaigning for Clooney

Some '07 alums have started a Facebook group to get George Clooney to visit ill and much-loved professor Ann Velenchik. Ann is receiving treatment for leukemia at Brigham and Women's Hosptial in Boston.

From the group:
"Ann is a professor of economics at Wellesley College, mentor of hundreds of students, mother of 2 lovely young children (age 9 and 13), wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, stand-up comedian, and most recently, blogger of her experiences during treatment for APML. Humor and enthusiasm for life has stood Ann well during much of her chemotherapy, and has also been uplifting for her family, friends, and students.

We have written to Mr. Clooney to tell him that he is, singularly, Ann's favorite celebrity, and to request that he visit during her recovery. Mr. Clooney would not only be inspiring to a courageous woman fighting cancer, but also to her wide network of supporters."
The group has 800+ members so far. It worked for Betty White, so why not?