Todd Gillman of the Range Life, the winners of IR's Trip to Hell expedition, has added a very special donation. Here is Todd's story about a picture he had professionally prepared and framed for an auction to be held at our event. The link to the Range Life Blog will show you a picture of the Picture.
Range Life Blog
Tis the season!
Even with health insurance, my shoulder surgery has been a stressful financial setback. But I cant really complain.
Kayaker Katie Hilleke was recently diagnosed with cancer & the related medical costs are really stacking up. I learned about the WW COMMUNITYS EFFORTS to raise some money to help offset the overwhelming cost burden she & her family must bear. I dont know Katie, but I do know her brother .. So I offered to send him a framed print of one of my FAVORITE SHOTS from this year, to be auctioned off at a fundraiser benefit party for Katie.
This donation is a total team effort. I work for THIS AMAZING MARKETING FIRM in Seattle. We recently worked with THIS AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER on a studio shoot in Portland. Dylan, the photog, graciously offered to handle the printing & shipping of the photo from his studio in NYC to my AMAZING FRIEND & FRAMER, Rocky, at Full Circle in Jackson, Wyo. Rocky, is also an AMAZING DJ, ARTIST, skater, & ALL-AROUND ATHLETE . He offered to comp the rushed framing & shipping of the finished piece down to Tommy in CO, in time for the benefit party on the 14th. In the end, the job will have taken the image on a bipartisan campaign thu the USofA, from Seattle (blue) to NY (blue) to Wyo (so red) to CO (red), & into the home of a new owner.
So this post is mostly just a huge THANK YOU to Dylan & Rocky for their help in getting this job done .. & to urge yall to please support Katie by either DONATING or by running up the bidding on this, & several other items up for auction at the party.
The auction will be held at the Katie Hilleke fundraiser event in Colorado Springs on Tuesday November 14, but we don't want to exclude folks who can't be there in person. To give everyone a chance to bid on the picture, here is what we'll do. Send an E-mail to Mike Brown of the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club at email@example.com
and tell Mike what your bid is. The bids will be updated online, as they are received, and can be viewed at http://forum.pikespeakwhitewaterclub...opic.php?t=494
The highest bid received prior to the 14th will become the opening bid the evening of the 14th. If no one outbids it, then we will contact the highest bidder. The bidder has a choice of payment via check to the Katie Hilleke assistance fund or to use the mechanism set up on the Immersion Research site here http://www.shopatron.com/index/232.0.196126.96.36.199.0
to donate by credit card. The picture will be shipped, at our expense, on verification of donation.
Online bid e-mails must be received by 4pm Mountain Time November 14th to be included.
If you want to bid online, you are at a bit of a disadvantage as people attending the event will know what they have to beat to buy the picture, but a strong bid can go a long ways to overcome that handicap.
High bid on top
$175 Chris Brobin
$150 Derk Slottow
$100 - Mike Brown