02 June, 2008

Click for Bri: Chip in & Win Prizes

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.

You can win my favourite Thai cook books from me when you bid for $25. I hope many of you will bid for these books and also on other prizes. Every penny counts and it will go to Bri’s treatment. Last year, around the same time I lost my Grandma to Cancer and I feel that void even today. This year I am fighting cancer with Bri. What about you? Are you with us? Please chip in and help us fight Cancer with Bri.


ONE PRIZE: Real Vegetarian Thai by Nancie McDermott
Innovative variations on traditional recipes, providing health-conscious cooks with a repertoire of vegetarian dishes that capture the vibrant taste of Thailand.
Bid amount: US $25
CODE: Veg Thai
Shipping: U.S., Canada and UK only


ONE PRIZE. Buddha's Table by Chat Mingkwan
A great collection of vegetarian Thai recipes for the home cook, adjusted to please Western tastes. Enjoy salads, soups, stir-fries and curries, beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs.
Bid amount: US $25
CODE: Buddha's Table
Shipping: U.S., Canada and UK only

To ADD THIS CHIP-IN BUTTON to your site, click on ‘copy’ within the widget. It will generate the code which you can paste on your post or sidebar.

The LIST OF DONORS will be updated every two days HERE at Figs with Bri.
Image gallery of raffle prizes are HERE.
Donation page is HERE.

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