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June 2, 2016

By Request Extra: Geneviève Castrée Elverum GoFundMe Re-Orients Towards $250K Goal

imageThe GoFundMe campaign designed to alleviate personal expenses accrued by her family while cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée Elverum fights pancreatic cancer went over $100K around mid-evening Thursday night. After moving the goal from $50K to $100K mid-afternoon they are now shooting for $250,000. I hope they get it. I hope they get as much as might be useful to them.

I followed that campaign yesterday with some interest, reloading the page a number of times to check the totals. While that family has a deep connection with their regional arts community and a felt presence in various music camps all over the world, and while most people donate anonymously, I was happy to see a lot of comics names pop up in the donor feed. It's not a natural thing for the comics community to straight-up donate, or at least it hasn't always been natural. The comics community is usually cash-strapped and in cases not this one some people can be less than generous about circumstances that may put one person into need that another person might be able to avoid. I hope that's changing.

One thing at a time, though. Please read the specific GoFundMe in question and consider giving. I know they'll put it to good use.
posted 11:25 pm PST | Permalink

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