Monday, July 7, 2014

'silent auction/stille auktion'

Kunst-Hilfsa(u)ktion im Künstlerhaus Basis e.V. für Afua

we are doing a 'silent auction/stille Auktion' to help Afua.
Afua is a 10 years old girl that I met through friends. She is suffering from a malignant tumor in her arm. Afua comes from Kumasi/Ghana. Not too longo ago, February 2014 to be more precise, her life was very normal, surrounded by loving family, friends and her community. After consulting the doctor, a good friend of the family, for a little injury in the upper arm which was thought as being only an all too common result of active play he discovered that it was not just a fracture but it was an aggressive and malignant osteosarcoma, or bone tumor. Her doctor in Kumasi, who has completed many years of his education as an orthopedist in Frankfurt, realized that Afua would not receive the required level of treatment in Ghana, and so brought her to Frankfurt. Immediate and aggressive Chemotherapy combined with radical resection surgery will likely give her a 75% chance of longterm survival. But rapid treatment is critical in saving her life.

The good news is that several doctors have already committed to providing their time and expertise pro-bono. The Booster Club of our Community “Aufbauverein Sachsenhäuser Bergkirche e.V.“, is coordinating a charitable donation drive as well. But she still need some help. That is why I decided to do this auction. All the proceeds from this event will go direct and oly to help Afua.

Here an article about Afua and her mother, that was published in the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung. Sorry but itʻs only available in german. 

Date of the auction: 19.07.2014 
Duration: 15:00 Uhr till 21:00 Uhr 
Place: basis e.V. - Gutleutstrasse 8 -12 - 60329 Frankfurt am Main

Silent auction is a variant of the English auction in which bids are written on a sheet of paper. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item. This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously and "closed" at a common finish time. The auction is "silent" in that there is no auctioneer selling individual items, the bidders writing their bids on a bidding sheet often left on a table near the item. At charity auctions, bid sheets usually have a fixed starting amount, predetermined bid increments, and a "guaranteed bid" amount which works the same as a "buy now" amount. Source wikipedia.

The way you could help is bidding on the several work of art that will be offered. All the money are taken as donations, which means you will be able to deduct it. If you would like to participate in the auction and can not be present you can bid online. The works will be presented here. 

We thank Künstlerhaus Basis e.V. and its team for the great help on realizing this project.
We thank all the artists for taking part in this event.

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