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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Auction for Benson and Claire

My cousin Sara sent me an email about's a cause that is dear to her heart so I wanted to help out by passing it along to anyone who may be interested in donating to the cause.
Benson and Claire were born with a rare genetic disease that causes their liver to produce too much oxalate--called primary hyperoxaluria. Excess levels of oxalate destroy the kidney and may have fatal consequences if transplants are not received. Benson and Clarie are part of the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). This non-profit charity helps children in need of life-saving transplants by organizing volunteers to raise funds for transplant-related expenses.

An online auction has been created to help raise money for these very deserving children. The auction will begin November 2nd at 8:00 am and run through midnight November 16th. The site for the auction is Although there is already a fantastic list of auction items, they are looking for businesses or anyone else who would be willing to donate products, services, crafts, gift cards, etc. Donations will be accepted until the auction opens. If you have anything you'd like to donate to the auction, please email Becca at All funds made from the auction will be going directly to COTA.

In addition to the online auction, my amazing cousin is also in the process of organizing a benefit concert for Benson and Claire. The concert will feature highly acclaimed pianist Marvin Goldstein, and will be held in the Idaho Falls/Rexburg area. As the concert is still in the planning stages, I don't have much information. However, once I hear something I will post it so that anyone who lives in that area may attend.

For more information about Benson and Claire, please visit and

Thanks for letting me share!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for passing the word along!! And I'm wishing somehow that your scrapbooking talent will somehow jump through the computer and get me...not holding my breath though! :) Thanks again!
    Love, Sara