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Stephen Lewis Foundation Fundraiser 2010

CROSSBORDER COLLECTION
A Fundraiser in Support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

VERNISSAGE SATURDAY, 27 MARCH 2010 / 7PM -10PM
The exhibition runs from March 27th to March 28th 2010

La Petite Mort Gallery is proud to host its first fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a reputable organization that supports HIV/AIDS initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Thirty local and international photographers have generously agreed to donate one print each to the fundraiser to assist SLF in their work. The prints will be unmatted and unframed, each print will be sold for $100, (cash, credit or cheque) and all proceedss will go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Additionally, Marjorie Kort – a member of SLF’S Grandmothers to Grandmothers – will be giving a brief presentation.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is an HIV/AIDS initiative which supports community-based organizations. Since 2003, more than 300 programmes in 15 countries have been funded. These grassroots projects have included counselling and education about HIV prevention, care and treatment, distribution of food, medication and other necessities, providing home-based health care, helping orphans and vulnerable children access education and supporting grandmothers caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

Dan-Tam Nguyen and Zach Zimmel, two passionate HIV/AIDS activists, are organizing the fundraiser. To date, their combined efforts have raised over $10 000 for the foundation. Working with various grassroots HIV/AIDS initiatives in South Africa, they have been inspired by these community-based projects. “We have seen first hand how effective these programmes are and hope to be able to further support them. The work that the SLF does has immensely impacted the lives of others and can only continue to do so with the support of the international community. We are extremely grateful to the artists who have generously donated their work and to Guy for his benevolence in hosting this fundraiser. We would like to invite everyone to come to the Vernissage on Saturday, March 27th with their friends, families, and colleagues to celebrate and support this remarkable organization.”

Donation of photographs by: (to date)
1) Avril Patrick
2) Sebastiaan Citro
3) Bruce Eves
4) Dave McCaig
5) Victoria Ransom
6) Francesco Esposito
7) Eirik Bjorklund
8) Parker Mah
9) Simran Duggal
10) Drasko Bogdanovic
11) Julie Hodgson
12) Melinda Mollineaux
13) Tony Fouhse
14) Karina Kraenzle
15) Meaghan Haughian.
16) Lorraine Gilbert
17) Matthew Christodoulou
18) Jean-Michel Lacombe
19) Shamus Griffith
20) Pedro Isztin
21) Christopher Ansell
22) Adrienne DeBoer
23) Stuart Eve
24) Andrew Szeto
25) Ina Steeves
26) Mark Lazanowski
27) Therese Bombardier
28) Ben Allain
29) Neil Rough

and more to come…

Thank you to our sponsors:
Ottawa Xpress
Wicked Wanda’s Adult Emporium
Auntie Loo’s Treats
CKCU 93.1 FM
One World Grannies
Zoe Lomoro Graphic Design
Felicia Constantin Photography

For information or interviews, please contact:

Dan-Tam Nguyen | Communications
d.han.nguyen@gmail.com | 819.665.8638

Zach Zimmel | Communications
z.zimmel@gmail.com | 613.850.9224

Payments & donations possible by cheque, cash and credit card.

Thank you,

Guy Berube, director
La Petite Mort Gallery
306 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7H9
www.lapetitemortgallery.com

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