Come join us after your day ends at 111 Minna Gallery and Bar for an incredible event: MONAPALOOZA! 5-9 pm, Thursday, May 12th!
GREAT MUSIC with DJ SAM ISAAC SPINNING, a SILENT AUCTION, Hors d’oeuvres including Little Star and Extreme Pizza, giveaways, and aGREAT CAUSE to help our friend who is sick and needs our help.
Great silent auction and raffle items including 6 pairs of Giants tickets, Giants memorabilia, artwork, gift certificates to DOSA, Farmer Brown, and more!
Here’s the story…
Mona an is an amazing 33-year old civil rights activist, international human rights attorney, and a passionate San Francisco resident who is dedicated to social change. Mona is fighting a disease that most people don’t know can put you in a wheelchair, take away your cognitive function, cripple you, and take away your life – late-stage Lyme Disease. Yes, these symptoms are all transmitted by a little tick (which are endemic to Northern California, despite contrary belief by much of the public).
Mona has been fighting this harrowing disease for five years and is currently $150,000 in debt from out of pocket medical bills. Mona pays $12,000 a year for health insurance but they won’t cover her IV medications (despite numerous failed appeals), which amount to about $4,000 per MONTH. Because of these debilitating symptoms, Mona hasn’t been able to work and has been attached to an IV pole, the couch, and an isolated existence since 2007.
Mona and her parents have maxed out their credit cards; her parents cashed out their retirement savings to pay for her medical bills and her dad moved to Idaho last week to take a job so he can keep up with Mona’s medical bills. But it’s still not enough. She will need the IV meds for at least another six months (another $24,000) and has no way to pay it for it.
MONAPALOOZA will help Mona continue to fight for her life by paying her medical bills, educate the public about the realities of Lyme Disease, and allow Mona to get her life back!
To watch a clip on what daily life is like for Mona, please watch CBS’s recent story on her:
Learn more about Lyme prevention and Mona’s battle at her blog: http://monamorphosis.blogspot.com
If you or someone you know cannot make the event, but would still like to help the cause, you can do so at:
Thank you for your support and kindness! We look forward to seeing you at the big event!
~ORGANIZED by friends of Mona and spearheaded by Yael Dahan Marmar~
Tags: artwork, DJ SAM ISAAC, DOSA, Farmer Brown, Giants memorabilia, Giants tickets, Lyme Disease, Mona, silent auction