Monday, June 02, 2008

Click! & Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

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. Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease when she was 15. 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. 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.

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


bri said...

Thank you so much for your support and kindness in publicizing this loving fundraiser. I am deeply grateful.

Anjali Damerla said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Really appreciate it.

Swati Raman Garg said...

thats indeed a noble cause...

sireesha said...

hi, there is a award waiting for u at my blog.Enjoy:)

Vani said...

Bri - It's my honor to be able to do whatever little I can to support your cause. I think the importance & effectiveness of holistic medicine is played down.
Best wishes to you, Bri! I hope you get well soon & stay well always!

Anjali, Swati- thanks! :)

Sireesha - you are so sweet!! thanks for thinking of me!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Vani... check my blog... Have something for u there...:)

Vani said...

Thanks, Shubha! :)