The day is finally here, kids: Tomorrow, Friday, May 29, 2009, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, we will be holding a live Silent Auction to benefit the fabulous and effervescent Bridget Zinn at the Lucky Lab Brewery on SE Hawthorne right here in Portland, Ore.
Whew. That's a long sentence. With plenty of bolding.
Come out! Bid on amazing stuff, like limo service in a vintage Packard! (Sweet.) Or a special VIP Winery Tour and Tasting at Rex Hill Winery during harvest this year! Or a mixed case of yummy wine from the same!
And, don't forget that you can still buy raffle tickets to win a chance at a FREE AUTHOR VISIT for your school or library from either myself, Emily Whitman, or Rosanne Parry (your choice). Remember: The more tickets you buy, the better your odds of winning. It's basic probability. So buy lots, and ensure your victory for a few paltry pennies!
(And let me be frank, here—this sort of author visit generally costs upwards of $1000, minimum. What's a few raffle tickets compared to that price? Weren't you just complaining the other day about your school's budegt cuts? You know you were. Here's a great way to get a fantastic deal on a real, live author visit, without touching that budget money.)
And did I mention Bridget? She's planning to be there, cute haircut and all. And did I mention why we're going to all of this trouble? Because of the mathematics of paying for cancer treatments, even with health insurance. For example:
One anti-nausea medicated patch: $1300.
One painkiller: $400.
Think about that: 5 days of not vomiting might cost the same as your monthly mortgage. Yeek.
But to get back to the good things, let's sum up:
- Great stuff that CAN BE YOURS, if the Price Is Right
- Cute haircut
- Mingling with a boatload of Children's and YA writers, illustrators, and librarians
- Maybe some extra freebies to lucky attendees!
- Did I mention the fact that it's being held at a Brew pub? Mmm, beer. Foamy.
- SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT!