May 31, 2008

Click Special Edition for Bri

A month ago, Bee of Jugalbandi wrote to me and asked if I would like to be one of the judges for Click Photo Event in June. It was a bit of a shock because I am not used to being a judge or putting marks on people's works. I do put a lot of comments, though, although I don't think they are the same. I had to talk to Dita as my old blogger buddy who now lives in Kuwait about it and ask for her opinion as she is one of those photographers who already is a professional. She sounded really excited about it and gave me good insights of how and how come. Moreover, I do believe that Bee trusts me and so I should appreciate her effort. And so I said I'd love to help her.

This month Click is rather different from the previous lots because here we are also fund-raising for Briana who is still battling her 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. 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.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay strong, Bri!


bee said...

thank you, dear arfi, for all your support and generosity.

eliza said...

hebat dong Fi, udah bisa jadi juri. eh, kalo aku ikutan menangin yahh...hahahhaha.

edamame said...

Your site gave the devil in my heart big power. The devil said to me. "Eat this thing which I was sweet, and seemed to be delicious" As a result, I lost a fight with the devil. I was dieting so... (T_T)
From Japan

Happy cook said...

I do hope all of us will help in what way we can.
I have a award for you in my kitchen.

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

I'm with you Arfi...we're all in this together!!