Jul 17, 2012

Fight cancer and get a chance to win my art!

Ready to win some original art? I'm going to give this set of 4 paintings (painted by me!) to one lucky person who donates at least 5 dollars to ovarian cancer research.
Each painting is 5" by 7" and painted on a heavy Bristol card-stock type paper. They are suitable for framing or sending as postcards.

I've never hosted a giveaway before...mostly because it scares me to put my art out there in this way...
But a dear friend of mine lost her mom to ovarian cancer 1.5 years ago and this cause, the work for earlier detection, better treatment and someday a cure of this silent killer, has become close to my heart.

While survival rates for other women’s cancers – like breast and cervical cancer – have increased dramatically in recent years, the incidence and mortality of ovarian cancer has remained unchanged in 50 years. This is primarily due to the lack of an accurate early detection test for the disease.
When caught in its earliest stages, survival rates can be as high as 90 percent. Regrettably, however, early symptoms of ovarian cancer are difficult to diagnose, are often misdiagnosed, or go undetected, which leads to nearly 75% of all ovarian cancer patients being diagnosed in advanced stages. Long-term survival rate for advanced ovarian cancer is only 10%.

My friend is raising money for the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research in honor of her mom, Colleen. If you go here and donate $5 or more by 5 p.m. PST on Saturday, July 21, I will enter your name in a drawing to win this set of 4 of my paintings. Just let me know in a comment here or on Facebook that you donated. I'll draw a name and notify the winner on Sunday morning.

1 comment:

amanda jolley said...

This is awesome, Nikki!