Pictures for Health

June 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm 5 comments

Squash stems

This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri, who was one of the first food bloggers I connected with when starting up this site.  Since then, we’ve been eyeing up each other’s recipes and participating in the CLICK photo contests.

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.

Swiss Chard Stems

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, including a set of prints I am donating, which are the pictures included with this post. After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE.  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.

Fiddlehead stems

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bee  |  June 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    thank you, jennie, for your support and for your beautiful pictures.

    Reply
  • 2. Bri  |  June 2, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks so much, Jennie for your kindness and generosity.

    Reply
  • 3. Joseph Mercola  |  June 3, 2008 at 3:38 am

    hi,

    you have a great topic here. looking forward to your success.Keep it up. If you find any free time perhaps you may also want to visit Mercola for more related topics.

    Reply
  • 4. Maggie  |  June 16, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Great fiddlehead picture!!

    Reply
  • 5. jaya  |  June 18, 2008 at 12:40 am

    This looks so beautiful
    hugs and smiles
    Jaya

    Reply

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