Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Out and Support PRES-AID!

I have been sending out messages, posting status updates, even using the good old word of mouth method to get out the word about PRES-AID. It seems that there are still not enough people aware of it so here is my attempt to get the word out even further.

PRES-AID: A fund-raising art auction to benefit animator Pres Romanillos

For those who are unaware Pres has suffered a relapse of leukemia, and is in the hospital awaiting a repeat bone marrow transplant. His friends are putting together a charity art auction for his benefit.

The primary auction venue will be live in Burbank on JUNE 20TH doors open at 12noon for registration auction starts at 1pm, there are also some wonderful items available on eBay, and pieces sold by silent auction at the Pres-Aid Auction Reception Friday, June 4, @ 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank. (which was what I attended tonight)

If the items are out of your price range feel free to contribute by Clicking the Donate Button. The Talbert Family Foundation has set up a charitable fund for Pres. 100% of these donations will go to Pres and Jeannine, to pay medical and day-to-day expenses. Donations are tax deductible!

I was fortunate enough to be able to make a contribution to Pres-aid and get this fantastic piece through tonight's silent auction. Seriously almost cried when I found out I had the winning bid, the emotions were kind of overwhelming. I know that seems silly but Treasure Planet is definitely one of my all time favorite movies and to now have a sketch of Jim Hawkins is a complete dream. I absolutely adore it.
Please take a moment and check out Pres-Aid for more information about how you can offer a helping hand to Pres Romanillos

Thank you!
Kendra

8 comments:

Jessica Kelly Willett said...

That's great Kendra, and what a nice piece! So glad to see artist's coming together for a good cause like this!

It's also great to consider joining the "Be the Match" bone marrow registry. (http://www.marrow.org/) It's really easy, I actually just mailed out my kit today. It was free when I signed up and all I had to do was take a swab sample from my mouth. Our friend's mom is in her 3rd time battling Leukemia. But great news is that we heard they found a match with 10 out of 10 genetic factors just the other day! Hopefully everything will move forward smoothly from there!

If you consider joining it's important to read all the material and information of what it means to be a possible donor, but when I am really happy that I finally overcame my fears and decided to join!

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

nice kendra

Kendra Melton said...

That's a great point Jess! I forgot to mention there was a booth all about "Be the Match" at the reception. Hope everything turns out well with your friends mom. So sad to hear. But yay a MATCH!

Thanks Omar

Ramona said...

I have been following your blog for a little while now and I just have to say your amazing. I get so excited when I see you have put up new drawings. I love all of the animals. Brilliant!

Zane Yarbrough said...

oh that is so cool I love treasure planet

Kendra Melton said...

Aw, thank you Ramona, very sweet of you. Thanks for following :]

Zane: yeah I'm totally still geeking out about the thing!

chromasketch said...

awesome get!! love the looseness of that sketch..

Kendra Melton said...

Thanks Brian I'm still excited about it. Now I need to work on getting it framed. :]