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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Recent message from ACC Artists for A Cure

I mentioned before on this blog about ACC Artists for a Cure - I had learned of it last spring on Facebook -  and received a recent comment to the original post linked here.

I am repeating the comment on today's post, so you can know that it is a vital developing group. I look forward to following their fundraising efforts, and to passing along the new site's information to you when they complete it.

"Thanks for your review of the ACC Artists for a Cure website and for your very thoughtful comments. The idea for the Gallery came after I embarked on developing my own website, and I've always been self-conscious that the ACC AFC Gallery was just a page there. That site also has several shortcomings, as you point out...we are developing a new site, just for the Gallery, though! The intent is to have a much more accessible and use-friendly site that gives our artists more exposure while we feature their work. The Gallery itself has not raised money. It's just not set up to do that, but the artists are interested in raising awareness about ACC and donating funds to ACCRF through the sale of their work. The proceeds donation mentioned on the current site are from my own sales...and so far, I've given 100% to ACCRF. It is a super organization! People who buy my work can be sure pretty much all of the proceeds will go there, if not all. I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with ACC in March of 2009, and while he is in remission, I've met many ACC patients since...I've become very interested in helping this community to support my friend and other ACC patients and their families. The Gallery is still developing...we have four members now, but we also have other artists who want to contribute. So in the end, we should have quite a diversity of art forms, which will mostly do what art does for people...speak to them of spirit and community. That's the idea, basically. We hope one day to have an event where we can actually raise money as a group, and we are making progress. Again, we do so appreciate your comments and would very much welcome your ideas as we bring the new site on line and work on it further. xo, Edith Thompson "

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello - sorry no tips to share but if you learn anything please pass it along. After a year from the end of radiation, I have developed a couple of dry patches on my skin that have me a little worried. Can't complain after all I am still here but I would like to make sure they don't get worse! Take care, Shalil

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