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The fund raising event on July 9th hosted by Nancy Abraham and Alexander Abraham Foundation was a big success! I want to specially thank Nancy, Brienne, and Eleonore for their great help to set this event up in such a short notice. About 35 guests attended the lovely evening start with light refreshment and snacks, and then followed with the showing of BEARTREK video clip and my ppt presentation on the plights of the sun bears. Thank you all of you for taking the time to join us that evening!
Beside we managed to raise some fund for BSBCC during the event, the other important message from the evening is to raise awareness about sun bears. Most of the guests do not have a clue what are a sun bear, let alone the problem face by this little bears. There are so many things that all of us can do beside giving donation.
Here is a message by Brienne, Eleanor and Nancy to the guest and for all the people who care and love to sun bears and all beings:
We at the Alexander Abraham want to thank you for attending the sun bear fundraiser last Thursday. It was so generous of you to donate your time, money, and support to the sun bear cause.
As you learned from Wong on Thursday night, the lack of awareness and funding for the sun bears is truly alarming. If nothing is done within the next few years, the sun bears will most certainly go extinct, and the world will be significantly poorer because of the loss.
There are many things that you can do to help us now, in this moment, to raise awareness for the most unknown of the bears. It will only take a few minutes of your time.
To start, please follow-us on Twitter and Facebook. Encourage your friends to do the same. Read the articles that we post, and educate others.
Our name on Twitter is AABRAHAMFOUND.
To become a fan of our cause on Facebook, follow the link: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/312142/6631962?m=6d54c0aa
If you haven't donated already, think about giving a few dollars now. Having an expensive drink at a NY bar won't give you anything but a headache. So take the money, and give it to a cause that desperately needs your help. Even a small donation will help Wong to continue his research. With our support, he can finally find out how many wild sun bears there are left in the world!
To donate now: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6364478
Most importantly, please spread the word to your friends. And let us know if you have any ideas about how to raise awareness!!
Very kindest regards,
Brienne, Eleonor & Nancy
*As you read this, I already left New York with a sad feeling. Just like the sun bear conservation movement, my journey move on. Now I am at Columbus, Ohio. I will deliver a talk on sun bear at Columbus Zoo on the 16th at 4:30 pm. If you are in Columbus, please come to join us! See ya!