The Shred world has pulled together in a huge way to help legendary photographer Chris Brunkhart who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. Chris has been a major staple in the community and his friends and fans are making sure Chris gets the personal motivation and financial support to beat this thing! This Friday at the Nemo design studios is a benefit auction for Chris where dozens and dozens of limited prints, one of a kind pieces of art, signed snowboards etc etc have been donated and are being auctioned off. Heres the actual Press Release for more information and some of the items being auctioned off.
Thanks and if you’re able to make it to show your support please do!!
Snowboard Community Hosts Art Show/Auction
Cancer Benefit for Photographer Chris Brunkhart
Friday November 14, 7-11pm at Nemo Design
(November 11, 2014, PORTLAND) Friends and family of legendary photographer Chris Brunkhart will come together this Friday night November 14 for an art show and auction that will raise critical funds to support him as he battles Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver. The benefit event will take place from 7-11pm at Nemo Design headquarters, located at 1875 SE Belmont, Portland, OR. Suggested donation at the door is $10. A GoFundMe site has also been set up www.gofundme.com/chrisbrunkhart.
Up for auction will be nearly 100 pieces of artwork, including original photography from snowboarding’s most influential shooters and 36 limited edition prints each signed and numbered by Chris. Attendees will also bid on one-of-a-kind snowboard memorabilia from riders like Andy Trujillo, Bryan Iguchi, Mike Parillo, Justin Hostynek, Jamie Lynn, Matt Cummins, and Scotty Wittlake; full season passes for Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows; and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom with Chris’ name on the winning bidder’s bib. Brands like Volcom, Vans, Mervin Manufacturing, Dakine, Nixon, iNi, Bonfire, Flux, the James Brand, Zound, GoPro and many more have generously donated product packages for the cause.
“Chris spent the early part of his career documenting Northwest snowboard legends like Craig Kelly and Jamie Lynn, but easily secured his own spot as an artisan in the sport,” said Trevor Graves, Founder, Principal and Director of Business Development for Nemo Design. “Chris was a black-and-white outlier in an era when snowboarding was bedazzled by neon and fat pants. He taught me the importance of shooting for myself, and not worrying so much about what others think about my work. Today we have the opportunity to ban together as a community to help one of our own as a he fights cancer – a disease whose devastating effects most of us will sadly feel in our lifetime. I’m proud to see the walls of Nemo filled with art and photography that will help support our friend Chris.”
100% of every dime raised at the event, including bar tips, will go directly to Chris and help cover the costs of the integrative and alternative treatments that he is pursuing in addition to an intense chemotherapy regimen. Funds will also help offset the very deep financial drain that Chris and his partner now face as full time patient and care giver.
A second benefit event is planned for Thursday November 20 at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa, CA. Please see below for a complete list of p.s. fuck cancer contributors.
Read more about Chris’ story at www.gofundme.com/chrisbrunkhart.
Instagram: @psfuckcancer #helpbrunkhart
Adam Moran. Amy Jackson. Adam Balon. Andy Jenkins. Andy Wright. Arbor Snowboards. Ari Marcopolous. Asymbol. Bonfire. Brandon Huttenlocher. Brent Wick. Bryan Iguchi. Bryce Kanights. Burnside Brewing Company. Chris Brunkhart. Chris Hornbecker. Chris Owen. Christian Strike. Clayton Wagner. Corey Smith. Craig Stecyk. Craig Wheat. Cynthia Connolly. Dakine. Danny Kass. Dean “Blotto” Gray. District Fab. Draplin Design Co. Drew Smalley. Drink Water. Eddie Lee. Embry Rucker. Flow Snowboards. Flux Bindings. Glen E. Friedman. GoPro. Grenade. Ian Ruhter. Incase. iNi. Jamie Lynn. James. Jason Vance Dickason. Jeff Curtes. Jesse Dauber. Jon Humphries. Joe Russo. Josh Campbell. Jim Golden. Justin Hostynek. Kevin Eichner. Kevin Sansalone. Kevin Zacher. Koe Rodriguez. Kurt Heine. Lucas Beaufort. Luke Yates. Mark Fankhauser. Marshall. Matt Cummins. Matt Donahue. Mervin Manufacturing. Michelle Erickson. Mike Estes. Mike Parillo. Mizu. Mt. Hood Meadows. Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. Neil DaCosta. Nick Dirks. Nick LaVecchia. Nixon. OLDmill skateboards. Jonny Davenport. Propaganda Shop. Randy Gaetano. Ray Gordon. Red Mountain Resort. Rip Zinger. Sandbox Helmets. Sean Genovese. Seaside Surf Shop. Scott Sullivan. Scotty Wittlake. Shem Roose. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.. Snowboarder Magazine. Stan Evans. SUPERbrand. T. Bird. T. Eric Martin. Tim Peare. Tim Snail. Timberline. Tobin Yelland. Trevor Graves. Vans. Vintage Snowboard Traders. Volcom. W3 Collective. Wes Humpston. Zach Egge. Zound.
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