Saturday, May 31, 2008

For Bri...from India

This is an appeal to Indian bloggers (especially) on behalf of friends of Bri. She is a fellow blogger with unbelievable spirit and determination, who has chosen to include other forms of non-traditional medicine in her fight against cancer. The Click team at Jugalbandi have organized a fund-raiser/raffle to help raise money for her treatment for one year.

I know that there are lots of bloggers from India who are wondering how they can help. Please let me know in the comments section if you are interested in contributing to this outstanding effort. I will contact you. Let's help reach the goal of $12,000, and give Bri and her family a chance to concentrate on what's important.

The Chip In/ Pay Pal accepts International Credit Cards - ie Cards issued outside the US. So go ahead and click on the Chip In button and contribute:

For more information about the fundraiser and June's Click event, please read below:

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

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.


bee said...

thank you so much for your help and support, dear arundathi.

Bri said...

Thank you so much for your generous spirit Arundathi. I am so blessed to have such loving people supporting me.

bee said...

your readers may want to see this link on how to donate through chipin using an international credit card.

Arundathi said...

Bee & Bri - Just happy to help.

Bee - Thanks - that would probably be easier for lots of people.

Swati Raman Garg said...

i made a contri thru CC.. so i dont think it shud b a problem.

Swati Raman Garg said...

i will mail you.. theres an easy way to contri..

Arundathi said...

thanks swati...