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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Charity Auction - GBM Brain Cancer Fundraiser

*** Due to lack of donations this auction is now closed.  Once the last two winners submit payment, Diane's next check will be sent out.  If we receive some new donations, I will be glad to run Phase 3 for her ***

AUCTION UPDATE!!!

Current Status as of 1000 am EST 20 June 2010

Cash Donations - $32
Current Bids Worth - $315
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Current Earnings - $347

Money Received So Far - $331
Check Sent to Diane for $185 25 May 2010

I have moved the Auction Winner information to the "Auction Winners" Tab at the top of the page. I have added a PayPal DONATE button to the Auction Winner tab for ease of paying for your auction items.  Auction winners please contact me to pay for your items.

More auction items are needed!!!  Please e-mail me if you would like to donate an item towards this great cause!  The auction will continue until we run out of items!

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It is my understanding that this may appear to be a scam and I respect those of you who may be skeptical.  These are very valid concerns.  This is not a scam.  Please read Diane's Story for more information.

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I have added tabs across the top of my blog page just under the search bar to go to various aspects of this auction.  Tabs I added are:  Current Bidders, Item Donations, Cash Donations, and Diane's Story.

I have added a photo album on my Facebook page to collect all the photos in an easy to view format for everyone to get a better look.  This album is continually being updated as new items are donated.  You can view the album here:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=175812&id=152335031548&ref=mf

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Our friend Erin Grant's mother, Diane Fortin Knepp has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer.  This is the most aggressive form of brain cancer.  Please see Diane's Story.

Erin Grant has been working hard to raise some extra money for her mother's treatments.  Erin has been making GBM Brain Cancer Awareness items and selling them through her store Erin's Jewelry Creations with proceeds going to her mother.

Jody Engelmann of Mojowoman Jewelry and myself, Rebecca Goldsmith of Desert Diamond Crochet would like to help Erin and her mom get the treatment that their family needs to get through this difficult time in their lives.

More auction items will be added soon.  If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned off, please e-mail me at dsrtdmnd@gmail.com and I will be glad to add your item to this great cause.

How To Bid:
Comment on this post with the following information:
1.  The item you are bidding on
2.  How much your bid is
3.  Who you are ;-)

I will add a page that can be clicked from the menu where I will keep track of the bids and any donations received so that everyone knows that we are serious about this endeavor.

If you do not see anything here that you would like to bid on but would still like to help, donations will gladly be accepted.  You can donate one of two ways.  You can donate to Diane's fund or you can donate to Diane's charity of choice the Chris Elliot fund. The donation buttons are at the top of this page.

Phase 1 of the auction is completed.  Payment for $185 was sent to Diane
Phase 2 - Complete - Payment Pending

A message from Diane's daughter Erin:


"I'm Erin, Diane's daughter.. we would both like to thank everyone who has donated. My mom started her chemo a few weeks ago and is in good spirits, but she still has a while to go. Please continue to donate anything you can so she can get to her appointments to make her better. I am selling awarness bracelets , if you would like to buy one 75% of the sale goes to her, go to http://erinsjewelrycreation.etsy.com/
she'll also receive 50% of sales from the jewelry I sell at http://erinsjewelrycreations.artfire.com/
and just as the banner above says ... when you donate to this charity, you will receive a custom necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings for only $4."

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No Auction Items Currently Available

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Let The Bidding Begin!  Good Luck!

To place a bid...  click the comments link right below here. 
It says "Posted by Rebecca at 6:07 PM 28 Comments"  Click the link for "28 Comments" and leave your bid there.  Thank you so much! 

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Blogger is having trouble with comments not displaying. They are working to fix this.  I am getting e-mails when people comment.  I am keeping the page current as bids come in so check actual items if you are competing for one to see if you have been outbid.  Hopefully the comment display issue will be fixed soon!

63 comments:

  1. Rebecca, your things are so adorable! You should put a picture of one of the cocoons on here. I wish I had someone to buy one for. I love them!

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  2. Thank you so much! I have lots of pictures in previous posts but that is a very good suggestion! Let me add a pic!

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  3. Note to everyone, I have to mention that this auction is not for her treatments, she has health insurance and is now on a limited budget since her husband walked off the job to take care of her. she starts treatments soon, but what good are they if she cant get to them. this auction is for her gas money. she lives in Zephyrills fl and her treatments will be in Lakeland fl about 45 mins away. thats alot of gas driving back and forth every day for treatment. i appreciate what every one is doing for my mom. God Bless

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  4. Thank you Erin! I am going to add all of the info that you sent me into a special link at the top of the blog page that everyone can click into and view your mom's story. I need to quit calling her "your mom"! She has a name... Diane! Diane we are doing our best to help you out. Hang in there!

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  5. I would like to make a bid on the 5 crochet patterns. (item # 9). I will start with a bid of $5
    Thank-you,

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  6. Fantastic Lilly! I will add your bid to the Current Bidders tab at the top of the page. Thank you so much!

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  7. I would like to bid $15 for the item #7 He gave His life for me necklace

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  8. Thank you so much Sandy! You truly are a kindred spirit. I will add your bid to the Current Bidders tab at the top of the page.

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  9. I bid the starting bid at $5 for the feather earrings. Thank you

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  10. Thanks "Anonymous" for your bid! I know who you are so I can track ya down later ;-)

    Seriously though, thank you so much for showing generosity to this family! We all appreciate it very much! I will post your bid in the current bidders tab above.

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  11. I would like to bid on Item #9, $8.00, Thank you

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  12. Thank you so much for your $8 bid on Item #9. Can you e-mail me your name to dsrtdmnd@gmail.com so I can keep track of the bids? I will leave you as anonymous publicly if you wish to choose so!

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  13. sorry I can't resist number 12..I friend would love that set! I would like to enter a bid of $15

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  14. Thank you Sandy! That is a gorgeous set! So colorful and full of meaning!

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  15. I have not been here to read the blog in a few days.I want to thank everyone for all the items and money donated and the bidders for helping Erin and her mom.
    My uncle is dying of cancer and they have done everything they can at this point to help him.It is times like these that the support , love and kindness of others is so important.You are all wonderful people.God Bless,Jody

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  16. I’d like to place bids on:

    Item #2 Cocoon (Sweet Pea)
    $25.00 bid

    Item #4 Spider Choker
    $8.00

    Item #5 Denim Purse
    $25.00

    Jennifer Gray
    Jennifergray04@yahoo.com

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  17. Thank you so much Jennifer for your generous support for this great cause! I have updated the Auction page and have added your bids to the current bidder tab at the top of the page. You have helped us bring the total to $121! Thank you so much!

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  18. I'm placing a bid on #9 of $10.

    lovealwayscrochet@yahoo.com

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  19. Fantastic! Thank you so much Sherri!

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  20. Item 6 $10
    Item 12 $18
    Item 13 $10

    ~Cynthia Ellis from FB! GOOD LUCK!!!

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  21. Thank you Cynthia! I have updated the items and added your bids to the current bidder tab at the top of the page. Thank you so much!

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  22. I would like to place a bid of $11. on item #9. The crochet patterns.
    http://www.facebook.com/LillyofLavalleeCrafts

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  23. Thank you Lilly! Your bid has been updated!

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  24. Bidding is now closed for items 3 - 9. I will update the status in the morning. Good night!

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  25. Per Sandy's request, she is unable to make a comment at this time, she is asking me to raise her bid on Item #12 to $20.

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  26. $25 on #12

    Can I pay for my items after this one is over?

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  27. Thanks cynthia! Yes, you can pay for all your items at once when you are done bidding! Your bid has been updated.

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  28. I would like to place the starting bid of $5 for item #18

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  29. Sandy not sure where your comment went but I did get the e-mail saying you made a comment requesting $35 on Item #12. For some reason I can't see the comment but I did get the e-mail.

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  30. Sue O'Mullan
    dannylions@comcast.net
    Item # 17
    bid $25.00

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  31. Cynthia I got your bid for $38 on Item #12. I need to figure out why your comments are not posting here.

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  32. Cynthia I got your bid for $38 on Item #12.
    Sue I got your bid for $25 on Item #17.

    This is driving me nuts why comments aren't displaying.

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  33. Item #13 for $15.00
    Item #14 for $10.00
    Item #17 up to $30.00
    Thank you.
    My prayers for the individual.

    Sue O'Mullan
    dannylions@comcast.net

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  34. ok and Item #20 for $50.00
    Thank you.
    My prayers again.

    dannylions@comcast.net
    Sue O'Mullan

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  35. Sue... I received your bid for the following items:

    Item #13 for $15.00
    Item #14 for $10.00
    Item #17 up to $30.00

    Thank you so much! Still trying to figure out why comments are not displaying.

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  36. I'd like to start the bidding for #19 at $15. The ten crochet patterns from Sandy.

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  37. Thanks for your bid ;-) Still working on that photo. He promises me tonight lol. I have updated your bid and the auction pages.

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  39. $16 for #19

    lovealwayscrochet@yahoo.com

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  40. Thanks Sherri! Got your bid for $16 on #19

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  41. I'll start the bidding on #28 at $2.

    lovealwayscrochet@yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks Sherri! I will get your donations added here in a couple minutes. I know they will only get 1 day airtime but it will reset when I start the next round.

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  43. No problem Rebecca! :) Just want to help!

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  44. Thanks for your bid Sandy! I have updated the pages for you!

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  45. Item #20: Custom Moses Baby Basket
    Bid: $50.00

    My husband will probably cut off my etsy access this month lol.
    jennifergray04@yahoo.com

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  46. LOL thank you so much Jennifer! Just tell him you have paid for about 2 weeks worth of gas for a cancer patient to get to her radiation treatments. Thank you for your bids!

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  47. I will bid $8.00 on item #29 - Custom Hat/Any Size.
    deborahkocanphotography@zoominternet.net

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  48. Thanks Deborah! I have added your bid!

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  49. dannylions@comcast.netMay 24, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    Hi Rebecca, I paypal'd the $48 for what I owe you.
    Also, pls email me when you are ready for your next big auction, I would l like to donate an item or two of jewelry - our business is new - not even on etsy yet (my son and I) but we both want to help. Helping others is what helps me having challenges that we face accept and bring joy into our life. Having breast cancer and 3 boys with autism is so trying ... the more I help others in need - the ore reason I find to move forward and accept what is....life is much more rewarding. ... My son who is the most severe loves to string beads... with a little help from mom .... it becomes a loving piece of jewelry to adorn a person and add to someone elses beauty! I await your advice on how to arrange for sending our donated item(s) off to youl We will make tomorrow and akso har from you as well1 :) In addition I would like to bid on Item #27 for $8.00 and #28 for $2.00 up 5o $10.00 ( I SO WANT TO MAKE THAT PEAN IN THE POD ONE - not sure I can do it)....
    IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS: Suzanne O'Mullan dannylions@comcast.netThank you....I am praying for individual and her ddaughter for strenthll

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  50. Thanks for your bids Sue! The old item #27 Yellow shell necklace is now Item #32. I will enter your bid for Item #32. Item #28 was sold. A similar item for 8 patterns was relisted as Item #31. Minimum bid on Item #31 is $10. Let me know if you would like to place your bid on that one. Thanks so much!

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  51. Hi Rebecca, yes #31 bid $10.00 please, #32 bid $8.00 up to $10.00.
    Thank you!
    Suzanne o'Mullan

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  52. Thanks Sue! I updated the pages with your bids!

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  53. #39 flowers coasters...I want to bid $5 please

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  54. Thank you Sandy! Updated your bid!

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  55. I will bid $8.00 on item #40 - the custom hat.
    Deborah Kocan
    kevinanddeb@zoominternet.net

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  56. Thanks for your bid Deborah! I have updated the auction pages for you ;-)

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  57. I'll start bid on #46 of $8.

    lovealwayscrochet@yahoo.com

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  58. Thanks Sherri! You wanted Sandy's Patterns right? I have two #46. I'm sorry about that. Sam the Bat necklace and Sandy's Patterns. Sandy's Patterns should have been #47. Doesn't matter just wanna make sure I set you up to receive the correct item lol

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  59. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it
    Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!
    mawaddainternationalaid

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