Thursday, July 10, 2008

Extend a helping hand...

Dear Foodies,

you have 5 more days to do so ...

Any one who is a follower of food blogs could not have missed the humongous effort that came together for the cause of funding a years supply of alternative cancer medication for Bri. (If you missed it, read the message below). Jai and Bee along with Manisha, Shankari and Garrett organized this fundraiser and achieved outstanding success by meeting the 12K mark in record time. Thank you!

The initial deadline was set for July 15th, donations are still flowing in and will be accepted until that point. With raising costs of everything around us all the extra money collected will surely help Bri with her medical costs. There are also fabulous gifts waiting to be won in a raffle, many with a near 100% chance of wins. Find something you like and bid for it.

is an update on Bri's health. The CLICK event is closed and the winners have also been announced, but you can elook at the photos submitted here. If you haven't gotten a chance to make a donation or would like to extend the amount, kindly do so by the 15th of July.

About the fund raiser:

This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri.

Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.

She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.

The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.

CLICK is a monthly theme-based photography contest hosted by Jugalbandi. This month’s theme is: YELLOW for Bri

Yellow is the colour of hope. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.

The entries can be viewed HERE. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2008. The fundraiser will extend until July 15, 2008.

The target amount is 12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.

There’s a raffle with exciting prizes on offer. After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site.

Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.

This month’s photo contest also has some prizes. Details HERE.

You can support this campaign by donating to the fundraiser, by participating in CLICK: the photo event, and by publicising this campaign.

Have a great day!

2 thoughts:

bee said...

thank you, dear priya.

KALVA said...

Nice work everyone ..!!! I was able to help her through you guys...

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