Sunday, June 1, 2008

Funraiser for Bri

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.


Resto Mariena said...

Waktu gw baca yg di Jugalbandy..gue dah ngulang abca lagi..makin sedih.
Semoga ada kesembuhan ..gue bantu doa banget. Kakak gw meninggal karna leukimia Dwi !!!

Elra said...

hi Dwi,
This is quite devastated news, my sister in law (live in Jerusalem) survived from ovarian cancer a few years back. I'm glad that she is very healthy and happy now. My own sister Manik, just came back from her surgery yesterday. She has re-occuring ovarian tumor...and keep having surgery most of her life since very young age... (sad)
Note to Mariena: I'm so sorry for your lost! I hope that you and the rest of your family are in good health

Wish your whole family are in good health too Dwi!

Ayin said...

nunggu gajian dolo hehe... skg bnyk kebutuhan jd blom bs nyumbang..pgn jg sih :) smg cpt sembuh deh si Bri.

sefa firdaus said...

gue juga masang Dwi, semoga beliau diberikan kesembuhan dan kita semua dijauhkan dari segala jenis penyakit, amin

bee said...

thank you, dear dwiana, for your support and your help in publicising this.