Yellow is the sign of hope...the sliver of light that signifies the sun rising after the darkest hour of the day. If happiness had any color denoting it, it would definitely be yellow. Doesn't the picture of a field of sunflowers brighten up your day? Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.
Cancer is a somber subject, the full extend of which can only be understood by people affected by it, directly or indirectly. I am not informed enough to say anything about it here so I won't try. But I can introduce you to Bri, a fellow blogger fighting cancer, for whom the June edition of CLICK is dedicated to.
I came to know about Bri only through Jugalbandhi's efforts. About her strength, about her courageous fight with cancer and thru her blog, you also can see her uncynical outlook towards life which makes me ashamed to complain about the silly things in life.
I like to think I can help in my small way....by publicizing her story, by admiring her courage and by supporting her.
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 fund raiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.
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 publicizing this campaign.
So, please get involved as you can and help Bri - because every little bit counts.
Potato -Bell Pepper Fry..
For the click , I made this extremely simple stir fry which ended up a mellow yellow..yellow bell peppers with potatoes.