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ALS IN WONDERLAND Foundation's Fundraiser:

Help Brian Fender's Dream Come True

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BENEFITING: ALS IN WONDERLAND Foundation

EVENT DATE: Jun 15, 2016

THE STORY:

Brian Fender is a writer, photographer, and documentary film director who, since being diagnosed with ALS five years ago, has become a fierce advocate for people living with the disease. Combining his talents and connections, Brian created Artists Lend Support, a non-profit fine art website dedicated to showcasing and promoting sales of art by people with, and affected by, ALS, with proceeds being donated to ALS research.

To formally launch the site, he created a popup gallery and art auction at the New York Design Center in 2015 and raised over $20,000 for ALS research. Proceeds benefitted the ALS Therapy Development Institute at ALS.net, the world’s largest non-profit biotech entirely devoted to ALS research. In collaboration with ALS.net, Brian has now organized ART for ALS: An Art Auction to Raise Funds for ALS Research.

The auction will be held in Los Angeles, CA on June 15, 2016 with auction items including over 50 original paintings, photographs, and other fine art pieces and 25 wooden ice buckets that have been used as a canvas by noted artists and celebrities. The goal is to raise $100,000, all of which will go directly to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in hopes of finding a cure for the disease. Unfortunately, Brian’s physical limitations do not allow for conventional means of travel (car, plane, train, bus) to the event. Due to the progression of his ALS, he can no longer walk, talk, sit up, type, eat, move, or breathe without the assistance of around-the-clock caretakers and multiple machines.

Despite his situation, Brian is bound and determined to attend the event in LA. However, the only safe and responsible option of getting him there – non-emergent medical ground transport – is quite expensive (almost $20,000!). Your financial assistance is needed to make this trip a reality! Donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to costs for Brian’s transport from Arkansas to California and back (via ACC Medlink), en-route nursing care throughout the trip, air travel for two care providers, and hotel accommodations. Please help Brian go to Los Angeles where he can bear witness as his vision and efforts come to fruition.

For More Detailed Information visit

http://brianfender.net

http://artistslendsupport.org 

http://ALS.net

Thank You in advance, 

Ron Thompson, Brian's partner of 24 years

Lara Blume McGee, ALS in Wonderland Foundation

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To This Fundraiser

$14,990

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lorraine Overall and Greg Jacobs

    $50

  • Will Stephenson

     

  • Anne , Mike and Parker Mancino

    $500

  • The Not so Angry Giant :)

     

  • Erica Hill

    $50

  • Janis Thibault

    $25

  • Lynn Elliot

     

  • Sally Malone

     

  • Juliana May

    $100

  • Dee Ann Evans

    $50

  • Chuck Hargett

    $100

  • Modern living supplies

    $500

  • Eric Sutcliffe

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sophia

    $100

  • Ethan Nguyen

    $100

  • Mark & David

    $50

  • Mark and Teri Borton

    $100

  • Bill Wolfsthal

     

  • Michelle States

    $100

  • Leslie Roberts

    $175

  • Julie

    $100

  • Mindy, Clara, & Carter (and Luna!)

    $500

  • Marianne and Ernst

    $100

  • Dan and Peggy Cogan

    $250

  • Coach John

     

  • The SC Shannons

    $250

  • David & Mark

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Darrel

    $25

  • The FL Shannons

    $500

  • Tiger

    $100

  • Dani Grammerstorf French

    $50

  • Randall Lotowycz

     

  • Bob and Suzann Dutton

    $100

  • yes

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julian N

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lindsey

     

  • Chad Couch

    $250

  • Greg Pohlman

     

  • An old friend

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Courtney Copp

     

  • Jayne

    $100

  • Mark Fichera

    $100

  • Michael and Michael Radeka

    $500

  • Jerri & Kassie

    $100

  • Mark Malinowski

    $100

  • Kaylyn

    $25

  • Phil McCrackin

    $500

  • Cindy Sanders and Connie Mendez

    $100

  • Becky Rosenthal

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Bijal

    $100

  • Susan

    $25

  • Melanie, Kim and John Ashley

    $200

  • Teresa Taylor

    $50

  • Team Gleason

    $1,000

  • Vikki Stefans

    $25

  • ELeven Point - Fragrance Merchants

     

  • Jonathan Young

     

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Dottie Highfill

    $50

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75% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $14,990 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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ALS IN WONDERLAND Foundation

Amount Raised

$14,890

 

74% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Jayne Michaels

Amount Raised

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Eric Sutcliffe

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Donor Comments

Dottie Highfill

Dottie Highfill

DONATION: $50

For Brian and Ron 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $3,000

2 years ago

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Have a great time in LA Brian! Sorry I will miss this year's event though. 2 years ago

ELeven Point - Fragrance Merchants

ELeven Point - Fragrance Merchants

2 years ago

Vikki Stefans

Vikki Stefans

DONATION: $25

Friend of Anne Mancino 2 years ago

Team Gleason

Team Gleason

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Teresa Taylor

Teresa Taylor

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Melanie, Kim and John Ashley

Melanie, Kim and John Ashley

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $25

In memory of Sharon Sell 2 years ago

Bijal

Bijal

DONATION: $100

2 years ago