Thursday, July 14, 2011

for jade.

My dear friends, Quinton and Megann have three of the most beautiful, sweet and creative little girls I have ever known. One of their daughters, Jade, has recently been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Jade, at only four years old, has been so brave and courageous during her blood transfusions and chemotherapy. Words cannot describe the emotions I feel for Quinton, Megann, Jade, Lillie and Violet, but my heart goes out to all of them and I admire the strength, grace and courage they have had throughout this journey.
Jade’s parents are both talented artists in Los Angeles, and Jane Chafin of Offramp Gallery generously opened up her space for a benefit for Jade this weekend. Myself, along with several other artists and friends will be participating.
"To help the family, Offramp Gallery is hosting a month-long art sale, with 75 percent of the proceeds going to Jade and her parents. The fundraiser kicks off with a July 17 reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA, and will feature the works of more than 50 artists from throughout Southern California and beyond. Musical entertainment will be provided, and guests can perform their favorite karaoke hits for donations of $10." (From Pasadena Weekly)
You can learn more about Jade’s fight here and here. Please do what you can to help and please feel free to spread the word. 

*Update from Quinton: "Thanks to Jane Chafin/Offramp Gallery and the artists, collectors and volunteers who helped make Jade's Benefit Art Sale a success, generating $10,000 toward her fund. This combined with private donations and fundraising efforts in Colorado and Connecticut have raised $17,000 in three months!"

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