We appealed on May 30 for 12,000 U.S. dollars to meet Briana‘s out-of-pocket medical expenses to treat her breast cancer. We set a timeframe of six weeks.

You delivered. And how!!!! We reached our target in 20 days. The donations, good wishes and love kept pouring in.

As of July 15, we had


CHEQUES IN THE MAIL = around $3,250


TOTAL = around $17,000

Besides, the CLICK: Yellow for Bri photo event brought in some fantastic entries.

Your Love-in-Action through donations has been taking effect. Bri’s been using alternative therapies to counteract the effect on chemo on her immune system. The poor air quality in her area because of wildfires have kept her indoors most of the time, but she’s looking forward to a change in the weather and increased mobility soon.

She keeps herself busy with a variety of craft projects (like knitting and crocheting), and hopes to muster enough energy to get back to her cooking and blogging. (A recent update on Bri HERE)

The creative array of prizes donated by Bri’s friends and well wishers (many of whom hadn’t heard of her until recently) invited a lot of bids. Most of the prizes can be viewed at THIS IMAGE GALLERY.

The CLICK team, the Brownlow-Grey-Brush family and Bri’s friends are deeply grateful to everyone who made this possible.

THE WINNERS (names in red), picked by randomizer.org.

If you placed a bid on a prize and it shows up here as ‘NO BIDS’, it’s because your geographical area is not covered under the shipping constraints listed for that prize. We attempted to contact all those who had incorrect bids by e-mail. If you didn’t see it, it probably landed in your spam folder.

Popular Photography and Imaging Magazine
donated by Anh (Food Lover’s Journey)

Simply Irresistible French Desserts (Cookbook)
and Passion Chocolat (Cookbook)
donated by Arfi (HomeMadeS)

Blue Chenille Scarf
donated by Corie Hartig

Pink Chenille Scarf
donated by Corie Hartig

One-Year FlickrPro Subscription
ONE PRIZE donated by Cynthia (Tastes Like Home)
TWO PRIZES donated by Sunita (Sunita’s world)
COFFEE (The Spice Cafe)
NICISME (Cherrapeno)

Four posters
donated by Gopal Seshadrinathan
“Room With a View”: SUSAN (Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy)
“Last Light”: NO BIDS
“Flower”: NO BIDS
“Crooked Needle”: NO BIDS

Cook’s Library Chocolate (Cookbook)
donated by Helen (Tartelette)

Flip Ultra Video
donated by Jaden (Steamy Kitchen)

Food Styling for Photographers
ONE PRIZE donated by VegeYum (A Life (Time) of Cooking)
ONE PRIZE donated by Jeanne (CookSister !)
MARGOT (Coffee and Vanilla)
ALLEN (Eating Out Loud)

Digital Food Photography
donated by VegeYum (A Life (Time) of Cooking)
KALYN (Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Set of three produce prints
donated by Jennie (Straight From the Farm)

Two posters
donated by Manisha (Indian Food Rocks)
“Fizz”: SONAL SINGH (Kitchen Kapers)
“The Eye”: PRIYA (Akshayapaatram)

donated by Meeta (What’s For Lunch, Honey?)

660 Curries (Cookbook. Two Prizes. Autographed)
donated by Raghavan Iyer

Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod
donated by Suganya (Tasty Palettes)

Real Vegetarian Thai (Cookbook)
donated by Sia (Monsoon Spice)
JENNIFER McMULLEN (Rolling in the Dough)

Buddha’s Table (Cookbook)
donated by Sia (Monsoon Spice)

donated by Shankari (Stream of Consciousness)

Cupcake Heaven (Cookbook)
donated by Garrett (Vanilla Garlic)
UMA (Essence of Andhra)

Lowepro Camera Backpack
donated by The Jugalbandits (Jugalbandi)

Set of 4 glass coasters with photo inserts
donated by Kaykat (Cooking from A to Z)

Green Dishwashing Kit
donated by Nupur (One Hot Stove)
NABEELA (Trial and Error)

Monster Jackfruit
donated by Todd and Diane (White on Rice Couple)

Food Made Fast: Baking (Cookbook)
donated by Susan (The Well-Seasoned Cook)

Seven Prizes. Posters
donated by Cynthia Brush (SpringMoon)
“Wings of Dawn: NO BIDS
“Calla on Scarlet”: JENNIE LOVE (Straight From The Farm)
“Hachiya Persimmon”: SUSAN (Wild Yeast)
“Santa Rita Cactus Bloom”: NO BIDS
“Westerland Rose”: Y LEE (Lemonpi)
“Pink Within Rose”: JENNIFER McMULLEN (Rolling in the Dough)
“Cameo Apples Trio”: NO BIDS

Autumn Aspen (Poster)
donated by Jen Yu (use real butter)

Madhubani-style Painting
donated by Rachel (Tangerine’s Kitchen)

Kaleidoscope Quilt
donated by Ann (Redacted Recipes)
SHANKARI (Stream of Consciousness)

Class on Indian Cooking
donated by Shankari (Stream of Consciousness)

Hands-off Cooking (Cookbook. Autographed)
donated by Ann Martin Rolke (Sacatomato)

Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts (Cookbook. Two Prizes. Autographed)
donated by Ammini Ramachandran (Peppertrail.com)
POOJA (My Creative Ideas)

Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Cookbook. Two prizes. Autographed)
donated by Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri
LAAVANYA (Cookery Corner)

Assorted Goodie Basket
donated by Wandering Chopsticks
CANINE COLOGNE (Pink Candles at Ridgemont High)

Gourmet Goodies from Italy
donated by Joanne (Frutto Della Passione)
MARYANN (Finding La Dolce Vita)

Gourmet Goodies from Serbia
donated by Marija (Palachinka)

Homemade Portuguese Sweet Bread
donated by Denise and Laudalino (Chez Us)

One Perfect Ingredient (Cookbook)
donated by Ivy (Kopiaste)

An apartment for a week in Italy
donated by Sally (Casalba News)

‘Banana Jewel’ Painting
donated by Victoria Brush

Handmade Purse from Indonesia
donated by Dwiana (The Adventure of My Cooking Diary)


The winners will be contacted shortly by e-mail.

If you need any other clarifications, please contact us at bloggersforbriATgmailDOTcom.

- Jai, Bee, Shankari and Manisha.

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  1. shankari says:

    Awesome work Bee & Jai!

  2. dee says:

    Great work Bee & Jai and congratulations to all the winners!

  3. Sonal says:

    Great work, Bee and Jai!
    I think there has been some mistake, though. I bid on the Fizz poster, not The Eye..not sure if its a mistake by randomizer. Could you please clarify?
    Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience!

    sowwee, you get the fizz. (i was eyeing it real bad. now i’ll have to steal it from her).

  4. Suganya says:

    The fundraiser was well-organized from the start, thanks to the team. Congrats to the winners.

  5. Nupur says:

    I can’t congratulate the team enough for a well-organized fundraiser. Congratulations to the winner, and Nabeela, I look forward to shipping you the prize.

  6. Manisha says:

    Congrats to all the winners of the raffle prizes. Thank you once again to everyone who donated through Chipin and by mailing checks to Bri. A huge bow to all the donors of the prizes, without whom this would not have been a success. The love that shared through this fund raiser has been amazing.

    Lots of luck and good health to Bri. We are all rooting for you.

    Sonal and Priya, I will get in touch with you soon!

  7. sunita says:

    Congrats to all the winners…it has been one successful fundraiser :-)

    Our prayers are with Bri :-)

  8. Latha says:

    Good work guys! Prayers are with Bri! God bless. Congrats to the winners.

  9. Cham says:

    Good work and well organized fundraiser. Congrats to the raffle winners ! Prayers are with Bri!

  10. Hey bee. I owe some money b/c I agreed to donate. But i also want to donate a cookbook for raffle. is it still too late? can you please let me know… thanks so much!

  11. Mamatha says:

    Congratulations to the fund organizers and the winners of the raffle. And lots of good wishes to Bri.

  12. Srivalli says:

    Great work..and congrats to all!

  13. manggy says:

    Congratulations to the (many, many) winners! :)

  14. Uma says:

    You have done a very great job Jai and Bee! Bri is always in my prayers! I am so happy that I won! Thank you! It’s a great honor to me! Congrats to all of the winners!

  15. I am so delighted to have won the persimmon print, even more pleased that the fundraiser was such a success! Well done, and continued best wishes to Bri.

  16. DK says:

    Excellent and v humanitarian effort all over Bee and Jai. Hats off to you. I sat around and caught uyp with all the posts which I missed due to “u-know-what”. Now its working perfectly! Whatever U did , it worked! :) Its a relief!

  17. Sally says:

    Prayers are with Bri and thanks are with you. (And, yes, I can now visit your site without the loading taking half an hour – off to see more now…) Lots of love

  18. SIA says:

    well done guys… i am so happy to see the fundraiser being such a success. my good wishes and prayers are with Bri.
    congrats to all the winners,
    B & J, how do i contact the winners who won prices fm me? do let me know…

  19. Laavanya says:

    Wishing Bri the very best with her alternative treatments. So glad that this fundraiser was such a success and thanks to the organizers. It’s also wonderful to get updates from you on how she’s doing…

  20. Pooja says:

    Great Job Jai,Bee,Shankari and Manisha ,
    I am so glad to see this success. Kudos to you guys and very very best wishes to Bri to get well soon.

  21. maryann says:

    It was such a wonderful success! As I always say..the food blogging community is the best. Very loving and kind people. You did a lot of work on this, Bee..and it shows such a big caring heart :)

  22. revathi says:

    Bri is going to be fine pretty soon. She is going to be back with a bang and enjoy life with her grandkids – My best wishes always with her.

    Congratulations guys for the good work. Cheers !

  23. Priya says:

    Awesome work! Keep up the energy!

  24. sunita says:

    Btw, I too am wondering as to how to contact the winners and which of the two to gift the subscriptions to…please let me know…

  25. sunita says:

    No worries…just checked the mail :-)

  26. Ivy says:

    Congratulations for the very successful fund raiser and all this happened thanks to your personal efforts.
    Hope Bri will recover soon and hope to be able to meet her through her posts.

  27. Gina says:

    I am so happy to have won in the auction! :) But most of all, my thoughts are with Bri that she heals up soon and remains happy and positive throughout her fight. Keep it up, Bri! You have such a supportive group of friends surrounding you. I’ll be thinking of you often.

  28. Pritya says:

    Dear Friends, Congratulations on the success of the fundraiser. It is completely awe inspiring. We are sure that that all these positive vibes do a world of good for Briana.
    A hundred warm wishes to all of you and Briana.

  29. Sonal says:

    Thanks, Bee and Jai.

    Good luck to Bri for everything! I’m sure she’ll make it!!!

  30. arfi says:

    congratulations to the winners. I am so sorry that no bids for the countries I’ve chosen to send away. Good job on fundraising, Bee and Jai. Good on you!

  31. Linda says:

    I am continually inspired by you two — be it a great meal or a great cause. Here’s to hope for Bri’s complete recovery. My daughter fights diabetes every day. I know how it goes :)

    With love from massachusetts

  32. shilpa says:

    Congrats to all 4 of you for the success of fundraiser, its a great cause. God bless you for organizing it.

    Lots of hugs and best wishes to Bri.

  33. Nirmala says:

    Its yet another proof of the intircacy of the closely knit bloggers’ world! Thanks to prove it team! Congrats to the winners! And all our good wishes and thoughts would definitely heal Bri!

  34. Aparna says:

    This was a truly commendable effort.
    Its also heartwarming to see that people from all across the world, most of whom do not know each other, get together when it matters.
    Wishing Bri all the best.

  35. richa says:

    Great job, you guys!
    Hope Bri recovers fast and gets back to blogging!

  36. enjay says:

    This was the tightest, most well organized fund-raiser I’ve ever seen. Congratulations!

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  38. arundathi says:

    Fantastic job! Congratulations to all of you for making this such a success!

  39. rashmi says:

    congratulations for the funds u all have raised… great Job…Hats offff to all of u….Keep up the good work..

  40. Kalyn says:

    Yaaaaay. I don’t know which makes me happiest, that I won a prize, or that we went so far over the goal! Thanks to everyone for all your work.

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