Monday, February 22, 2010
Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP
I am a huge Grey's Anatomy fan. I've been watching the show since the first season and on Thursday evenings you can find me riveted to my screen catching up with the staff of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. I am drawn to the show for many reasons, the wonderful writing of Shondra Rhimes, her commitment to diversity in the cast and of course the brilliant acting. Recently I received an email asking if I wanted to interview cast member Chandra Wilson, the actor that plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on the show.
Dr. Bailey is my favorite character on Grey's Anatomy. She is an exceptional surgeon, a mother of a young child and works extrordinarily hard to balance her career and personal life. Like her character, Chandra Wilson is a mother. She has three children - two teenage daughters and a four year old son. She frequently has 12 hour days when filming and with support she makes it work. When I received the email about interviewing Chandra Wilson I immediately responded in the affirmative. Not only because I love her acting chops but because Chandra is the spokesperson for the Downy Touch of Comfort Program and I wanted to hear all about her work with this wonderful initiative.
In this program, Downy has partnered with Quilts for Kids and the Children's Miracle Network to provide quilts to hospitalized children all across the country. Chandra is the ambassador for the program and has been for the past year. She graciously took time to chat with me about her efforts this weekend. Click HERE to see our full interview.
I think this is a wonderful program. So many children are hospitalized in the US and are unable to have the comforts of home. This quilt program provides them with a special blanket to help them during their hospital stay. You can participate in the program in a number of ways.
1. Purchase a specially marked bottle of Downy and 5 cents from your purchase will go to A Touch of comfort
2. Make a donation directly to A Touch of Comfort
3. If you are a quilter you can request a free quilting kit and make a quilt that will be used in the program.
For more information visit Downy.com.
I am so impressed with Chandra's work. It is wonderful to see a busy mother taking time to make a difference in the lives of so many children. I hope that you are able to support the Downy Touch of Comfort program, we all can help make a difference!