Author Marcus Sakey is known for his award-winning crime fiction and his popular Travel Channel show, Hidden City. In his most recent endeavor, Sakey is teaming up with the Team Julian Foundation, a not-for-profit that raises research funds for childhood cancer, to raise money through e-book sales.
The Foundation was started by The Boivin family in memory of their son Julian who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor at the age of 4. Sakey, a long-time personal friend of the family, teamed up with the family to use the popularity of e-book sales to raise money for a worthy cause.
During the month of September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of the proceeds from sales of Sakey’s e-anthology, Scar Tissue, will go directly to the Team Julian Foundation. After that, he will contribute 50% of the proceeds.
Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $100K for pediatric cancer research. It is completely volunteer- based which means funds go directly to supporting research that ultimately leads to breakthroughs in cures for brain tumors and childhood cancer.
The e-book revolution has already changed the way we read, but now, it’s changing our ability to raise funds. Unlike gala dinners or organized walks, Scar Tissue will provide funds to the Team Julian foundation for years to come.
Boivin states, “Knowing Julian’s friendship with Marcus and their affinity for playing out stories of good and evil, Jules would be so proud to know his pal has joined forces to beat the ultimate bad guy – pediatric cancer.