Auction for Yasmeen - May 13-20
Our dear friend, local artist, singer and musician Yasmeen Olya is in the fight for her life against a cancer that she has travelled to Germany to have treated. The treatments offered here in Canada, while mostly free, don’t have the same effectiveness and high success rate as the specialized treatments and surgeries offered in this particular private clinic in Germany.
Since about the middle of 2021, Yasmeen knew she had a problem and started going to the hospital in Victoria BC and for assessment and tests. When the diagnosis came, the options offered were not good. The treatments would likely take away the sensation in her fingers, and her tongue as well. As an artist, singer, musician, losing this sensation would have been devastating, so she sought other treatment options. Travelling to Germany in November 2021 with the help of her friends, family and online community, she was able to get situated close to the clinic and got started on her treatment plan.
The initial costs of travel and living in Germany were covered by donations from her online followers, family and friends. I created an online auction fundraiser quickly, that netted $14,000 CDN over the auction weekend, 100% of the proceeds went to Yasmeen for the treatments she needed.
Now, she’s faced with the most important task of having this tumour removed, by these world-renowned surgeons in the private clinic in Germany. The cost for this and following treatments is expected to be 20,000 Euro ($28,000 CDN).
We are setting up a second online art auction in order to raise funds to cover as much of this as possible, though donations can be made to her directly via PayPal at www.yasmeensong.com/gift.html or through her GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/9b8cf46e
This auction will have many of Yasmeen’s original artworks, and donated original artwork and prints from a good number of other artists. Bidding starts at 25 to 40% of the market value of the originals, so it’s very possible you can bid and get a wonderful piece of art for a very good price!
This time 100% of the originals sold, and approx. 75-85% of the proceeds from prints will go to Yasmeen.
The auction is viewable now at 32auctions.com/yasmeen2
We’ll be adding more artwork over the next weeks leading up to the auction opening at 12 NOON PST on May 13th. It will run for the week, closing at 8pm PST on Friday May 20th.
PLEASE consider donating an Original painting, or just the rights to print and sell 1 or 2 of your reproductions. There is no cost to do this - you don't need to pay for a print to donate it. We'll print it when sold, at no cost to you.
It will be good exposure for you as well, as you get a link to your website or social media page. We expect well over a thousand visitors as we did in the first auction in February.
Please let Alan know you'd like to donate by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the workshop phone at 250-591-0184.