During the holiday season, nothing is more important than spending time with those we love. In fact, for many people, that’s what the holidays are all about. Love can have miraculous effects on people; it is a truly special and transformative act that never dies. Michael Murphy knows the healing powers of love quite well: his wife, Margot, gave him that kind of love before losing her nine-year battle with breast cancer.
At first, Michael Murphy felt completely lost without his wife; then, he realized that her incredible, unconditional love would live on with him. To commemorate this lasting, loving presence, he created the Love From Margot Foundation. Founded in 2012, the Foundation provides assistance for low-income and disadvantaged patients in the San Francisco area who have been diagnosed with a women’s cancer. Murphy, a professional author, blogger, and speaker, funds the Love From Margot Foundation through his work as president of the Volkswagon of Oakland. He will speak more about the Foundation and its work on ABC KTNV’s Morning Blend on December 17th.
Murphy’s segment, which will air between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. will also touch upon his new book, Love Unfiltered. The book is a brave and candid look at the author’s own life, and his long journey from runaway and juvenile delinquent to successful businessman. Love Unfiltered is also an accessible and motivating guidebook for anyone seeking a life of balance and fulfillment. In it, Michael Murphy discusses how he learned to let go of fear in favor of love, and the incredible love shared between himself and his wife, Margot. This love led, among other things, to discovering his personal passion for philanthropy; the Love From Margot Foundation is the perfect way to honor her, and to help women who share the struggles she faced.
Michael Murphy is the founder of the Love from Margot foundation in Oakland, California, which he created in 2012 in memory of his wife, Margot, to help those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. He funds the foundation through his work as president of the Volkswagen of Oakland, his job for the past seventeen years. He is a professional author, blogger, and speaker whose true passion in life is to serve and inspire others to serve. Mike has four beautiful children, and three amazing grandchildren. He loves to spend time with the clients of the foundation, practice bikram yoga, and travel.