David Maisel (Fraction Issue 10) has a friend who is quite sick and has no health insurance. To help her out, he is raffling off one of his prints. Here is what he has to say:
Here's the chance to own one of my photographs for only $20 !!!!!
I am raffling off an original, signed 15" x 15" photograph to raise funds for my friend Meg Patterson, who is struggling with cancer and lacks health insurance. If you would like a chance at owning one of my prints, please send a $20 check made out to the "Meg Patterson Cancer Treatment Fund". Please send your check to: David Maisel Studio, 100 Ebbtide Avenue, suite 320, Sausalito, CA 94965.
I will draw one of the checks randomly on April 15th, when the raffle will conclude. The winner will be announced on Facebook. Checks must be received by that date in order to be eligible for the raffle drawing. Checks received after that date will be returned. The selected person will receive the print from me by May 15. After the April 15th raffle drawing has concluded, checks will be deposited to the "Meg Patterson Cancer Treatment Fund" based in Astoria, OR 97103.
The photograph being auctioned is "The Lake Project 38" (see attached). It is part of the series "The Lake Project," which has been published in a monograph by Nazraeli Press, and exhibited internationally.
If you would like to increase your chances at owning this photograph, please send as many $20 checks as you please. (This is, after all, a fundraiser for someone who needs our help). And of course, in the spirit of offering your help to Meg, if you would like to make your check for an amount greater than $20, that would be deeply appreciated. (Please note that these are not tax deductible donations).
Meg Patterson has been a committed theater director for more than 25 years, and is especially drawn to the plays of Shakespeare. Because of the recurrence of her cancer, she has recently postponed both her wedding and her enrollment to graduate school.
To read more about Meg Patterson, visit http://megpattersonfund.wordpress.com/
To donate directly, without participating in the raffle, visithttp://www.giveforward.org/megpatterson/
Thank you in advance for participating!
Please consider doing this. It's for a great cause.