Image via WikipediaAs if being a mother of five and a New York Times bestselling author weren't enough (latest titles include White Heat, Body Heat and Killer Heat), award-winning novelist Brenda Novak is also a true philanthropist. Wrapping up its 6th year, Novak's online Auction for Diabetes Research, benefitting the cure-focused work of the Miami-based Diabetes Research Institute, surpassed the $1M mark.
Held each May at BrendaNovak.com, the month-long online auction features personal meetings, lunches and dinners with celebrity authors, world-class getaways and state-of-the-art gizmos and gadgets.
For Novak, it's a labor of love and a concentrated effort to help find a cure for her son who has lived with diabetes for most of his life.
"I remember when this started how excited I was to raise $34,000. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought the auction would come so far so fast," says Novak.
As in previous years, the auction boasted some incredible and very unique items and should be of particular interest to budding authors due in large part to the participation of some of the most prolific writers in the country who are offering their experience and expertise to help cultivate future talent.