HELP KELLY KICK CANCER FOR GOOD! CLICK BELOW TO DONATE – ANY AMOUNT IS TRULY APPRECIATED!
:: ALSO, DON’T FORGET, THE LAST FUNDRAISER EVENT FOR "HELP KELLY KICK CANCER" FUND IS FRIDAY, JULY 29TH AT 111 MINNA ::
WILL DRAW FOR DRUGS: A Sketch Party Fundraiser for Kelly Malone’s Chemotherapy Drugs and Cancer Treatment Fund
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So here’s the deal…
Kelly Malone, a founder and creative genius behind Workshop, as well as the founder of The Indie Mart, has been a staple of the DIY scene in San Francisco for the last five years. Two years ago, recognizing the city’s desire to cultivate creativity and make things again, Kelly started Workshop, an affordable DIY school. She worked aggressively to grow Workshop to a schedule of over forty classes a month. She has worked these past two years with little to no salary from Workshop, purposefully sacrificing income to keep Workshop class prices low and guarantee access to anyone whom is interested.
This past April, Kelly was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer that had spread to non-localized areas as a result of previous battles. Originally dropped from her previous insurance because of the cancer diagnosis, Kelly has had no chance of obtaining new health insurance due to this pre-existing condition. Through this all, Kelly keeps a smile on her face and continues to give back to San Francisco, often devoting much of her own income and sweat to continue businesses that enrich the city. As a successful small business owner, designer, artist, event planner, part of the Treasure Island Music Festival & Noise Pop, Kelly has been able to keep up with medical bills through the ongoing treatments, surgeries, and chemotherapy schedules. But this latest diagnosis requires a treatment path that will exceed her financial abilities, and most likely require her to take a hiatus from her businesses. So she is now asking San Francisco for a helping hand.
Over the next few months, several fundraisers and donation drives will help raise the funds to pay for surgeries, chemotherapy, hospital stays, medication and care. Though Kelly has taken on the task of superhero in past bouts with cancer, always working during her treatment schedules, this time she needs to take a few months off so that she can go heavier on her treatment and kick cancer for good. If you’ve been to an Indie Mart, if you have been to a class at Workshop, if you have been to a Kelly Malone event, or if you are simply a fan of Kelly’s mission, and willing to help out, we ask that you help out.
Our first fundraising goal is $15,000, which will cover the surgery and chemotherapy treatments. This money is required upfront for the surgery. We will keep a count of how much money is raised below. THANK YOU!!!!