Why Doctors Without Borders – Médecins sans frontières (MSF) ?
Before you move on to the “DONATE” section below, I would like to relate to you why I decided to undertake a global fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders – Médecins sans frontières (MSF). To make them the beneficiaries of whatever I could raise through an online auction of my painting “Lest We Forget…”.
My relationship with these amazing people began over 30 years ago. It comes about when I found myself in the middle of an important cholera outbreak in Western Africa. What could have turned out to be a major epidemic was prevented due to a medical team from MSF, who happened to be there on another mission, acted swiftly and contained the virus locally. Also, over a period of many years, I saw MSF staff go where they’re needed by providing medical services where it was vital and timely. It was this spring when I heard more about what MSF was doing globally to combat the Covid-19 virus that I knew that I had made the right choice.
I know that my singular story is one of many who have seen MSF in action and that tens of millions of people since 1971 have benefited from their life-saving services. If you feel as I do and you WANT “Doctors Without Border” to be victorious in their combat against the Covid-19 virus, I implore you to give generously… to pass on forward to them some of what life has given to you.
The Fundraising Event
There are three ways to raise fund during the Lest We Forget Auction (lestweforgetauction.ca):
- Direct Donations: Our website has a direct link to the Canada Helps website to allow visitors to make a direct donation.
- The Auction Event: The fundraising event centers around a website that was created to host the auctioning of the painting "Lest We Forget…". The winning bid will be the one closest to the start of the 1st anniversary of the declaration on March 11th, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing a worldwide pandemic due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. The highest winning bid will be selected electronically on March 11th, 2021 at 12 hours; 00 minutes, and 01 seconds.
- The Sale of Painting Derivatives: To increase the fundraising potential of this event, giclée’s, reproductions, posters, etc. of the painting are offered for sale on the website during the auction event. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these painting derivatives and the logo “Lest We Forget…” will also be donated to Doctors Without Borders.