Saturday, May 31, 2008

CLICK for Bri: My Raffle Prize

This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri.

Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.

She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.

The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.

The target amount is 12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.

There’s a raffle with exciting prizes on offer.

I have put together a small prize for the raffle- a Green Kitchen Kit that is designed to pamper the work-weary hands of the cook!

Everything in this kit comes in delicious “flavors” and fragrances. Here is what it contains:


1. A set of two dishcloths
2. All natural hand soap for the kitchen
3. A hand towel
4. A bottle of hand cream

Let me tell you a little bit more about the contents. All three towels are made from 100% cotton and are machine-washable. Each has been knitted by me over the past few days; every stitch made with love and care. Knitting is very therapeutic, and it is so fitting that these humble dishcloths might contribute to Bri’s healing. I chose designs that knit up to be thick and sturdy, perfect for all kitchen jobs. This is a closer look at the dishcloths, knitted in fun culinary colors.

They come with hand soap in a complementary warm “cinnamon and clove” fragrance. Made with plant oils and essential fragrances, this is an earth-friendly product that will also keep your hands happy.

The kit also contains this “coconut” colored hand towel; it has a pretty smocked, embossed look.

Finally, there is a hand cream with the most unusual and delicate “coriander and olive” fragrance. It is called “cucina” (kitchen in Italian), specially designed for use in the kitchen. I must say that I would never dream of buying such luxury products for myself, but I tested some of this cream in the store and was completely amazed at its utterly soothing and pampering feel. I knew I had to splurge on a bottle for this special kit. Neither the soap nor the cream has been tested on animals.

I hope many of you will bid on this kit; you know you want these goodies in your own kitchen! Please remember that every cent of your contribution goes towards Bri's medical expenses. So c'mon, bid on my little kitchen kit and make my day! But take a look at the other raffle prizes too...with cookbooks, stunning posters and prints and photography books and equipment, among other prizes- there is surely something here for everyone. If you have questions about this prize, feel free to e-mail me or to ask me via the comment form.

* The code for this gift is: Nupur's Knits
* Bid amount: US $25
* Shipping: Worldwide

After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site.

Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.

Thank you for your generosity!

P. S. My internet connection at home has been out for a week! If all goes well, regular programming (read: FOOD) should resume here again in the next day or two. Enjoy the weekend, everyone.


  1. thanks for your support and contribution, dear nupur. it means a lot to us.

  2. they are absolutely beautiful, nupur - i want all of them :) i'll definitely bid for this! i'm amazed at how well you knit - i've been following your knitting since you began - you've become a professional! :) I can almost feel the softness through the photos!

  3. Nupur,
    My heart goes out to Bri and hope all goes well for her.
    I will definitely bid on your kitchen kit.

  4. I love what you are doing, Nupur!
    I would **so love** to bid for your kitchen kit, especially your 2 gorgeous dishcloths, but I did not want this to be about getting anything in return.
    You are such a kind and generous soul, dear Nupur!

  5. What a wonderful contribution. You are so kind and so generous.


  6. What a beautiful gift you've put together Nupur. I was not familiar with Bri or her blog, but am sorry to hear that her cancer has spread.

  7. Great Contribution!! Your so good Nupur!

  8. These are beautiful! Thank you, Nupur! You rock!

  9. Beautiful offers for a great cause Nupur!:)
    Came here to tell you that I made your Chavli Amti for Z's event, loved it. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  10. Hi Nupur, So sweet of you to offer a raffles prize for this cause. It's a beautiful kit. Have something of a surprise for you on my blog.

  11. nupur..very useful kit that u r providing for this event....proud of u girl.....hope everything goes well for bri..

  12. you're the generous one here, how wonderful of you!
    I'll help in any way I can. Hope you've been well!

    the spice who loved me

  13. God bless you for the thoughtful act! The kit looks pretty:)

  14. It was nice meeting you last night, too! I'm so impressed by how your knitting skills developed in less than a month.

  15. That's really very nice of you Nupur...and your knitted stuff looks gr8.


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