Wheelchair Kamikaze's and Jason DaSilva's artistic presentations at Dr. Sclafani's symposium got several of us thinking about the creativity of our community and how to harness it, share it, and turn it into a way to give back.
There are glass artists, photographers, graphic designers, painters, published authors, professional composers, singers and musicians, and the list goes on and on.
We are thinking of pulling together a show/silent auction with proceeds going to ccsvi research. There are a few groups with mechanisms in place to fund research-Annette Funicello's foundation, which generously provided healthy snacks at Dr S's symposium. Montel Williams has a foundation, and he's recently put his page on Facebook. I've heard he will ramp up fundraising for CCSVI in the fall. Dr Siskin has a fund for his research, as does BNAC which actively fundraises and will have an event in NYC in the fall, and Dr. Dake. I think Dake's study is funded. I bet there's more that I don't know about.
Zinamaria, HappyPoet and I want to create a group to showcase and promote the artistic talent out there. We'll use this thread to kick it off and then move to pm's to exchange emails so we can get to work. Not only will we need to assemble artistic talent, but we'll need people to organize and promote it.
Let us know what you think so we can take the next step.