Chris Brunkhart Cancer Fund

$34,425 of $75k goal

Raised by 292 people in 23 months
Chip Treadwell  PORTLAND, OR
With deep sadness we share the news that our dear friend Chris Brunkhart has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver. For anyone who snowboarded in the mid and late 90s, especially in the Pacific Northwest, Chris’ name is synonymous with the artistic, austere, and evocative approach he brought to snowboard photography. Chris’ powerful images helped inform who we were and how we thought of ourselves as individuals finding our way in the world, and indeed they continue to take our breath away.

For the past year, Chris has been living happily in Brooklyn, shooting landscape photography and field portraiture, while dabbling in mixed media sculpture,
woodworking, and continued contributions to film and video projects. Upon his diagnosis in September, Chris returned to Portland with his partner so he could be with family and friends during his treatment and enroll in the Oregon Health Plan.

Today we are asking for your help as Chris faces a painful and uncertain road forward. Your support will help cover the integrative and alternative treatments that Chris is pursuing with strength and optimism, in addition to the intense chemotherapy he has already begun. Your support will also help offset the very deep financial drain that Chris, his partner and his mom now face as they become full time patient and caregivers.

Our thanks in advance for your generosity, kindness and most especially for your friendship which means the world to Chris.

We are each just one devastating diagnosis away from the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that Chris is now up against. Our collective efforts can truly make a difference and help lift and carry Chris through this scary time. By making a donation you’ll also be added to an email list so you can stay up to date on events and benefits coming up in Portland, San Diego and NYC.

Thank you.

See Chris’ most recent works at chrisbrunkhart.com and read Snowboarder’s inspiring Lenscrafters interview with Chris from July 2014 here .
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Update 6
22 months ago

Chris Brunkhart Cancer Fund Update #6

A note of true Thanksgiving to everyone who has given so very generously to Chris in his time of need. We have accomplished so much since this campaign kicked off - raising critical funds to support Chris, coming together to put on amazing benefits in Portland and Costa Mesa, and most important, demonstrating to Chris and to each other the power of our collective love, friendship and positivity. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. We love you Chris!

Very best.

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Update 5
22 months ago

Chris Brunkhart Cancer Fund #5

A HUGE AND ENORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone who joined us this past Friday night at Nemo Design in Portland for our first art auction and benefit event for Chris. Nearly 500 friends from near and far showed up to see and celebrate Chris and he obliged us with hugs, smiles and even a speech. Thank you to Trevor, Carey and all of Nemo for hosting us, to the incredible friends who flew in just to be there, and to the many (many!) people who donated their time, artwork, photography, memorabilia, product and resort packages for the cause. We are so proud of the good in our community and in each and every one of you. Thank you!

And now onward to SoCal! Please join us this Thursday November 20 at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa from 5:00 – 11:30pm as we continue to rally for Chris. Up for auction will be product packages from Flow, Capita, D-Day Snowboards, Volcom, Vans, 686, Arnette, Obey and many more. Artwork highlights include ten Jamie Lynn silkscreen prints, and a limited-edition series of signed and numbered Brunkhart photos, including some of his most iconic images. Chris’ 2010 book of evocative snow photography, How Many Dreams in the Dark? will also be for sale. The $100 purchase price includes a FREE entry to win a custom Harley 883 Sportster that Landspeed Motorcycle Shop is generously rebuilding to help raise funds for Chris. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. Live music, drinks, good friends and an incredible cause. We hope to see you there!

With thanks and very best.


Read Snowboarder’s coverage of the Portland event and check out the great pics!

http://www.snowboarder.com/photos/chris-brunkhart-art-show-and-auction-fundraiser/

PSfuckcancer Event at Nemo Design 11/14
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Update 4
22 months ago

Chris Brunkhart Cancer Fund Update #4

Friends!
We are just three days away from our first art show/auction benefit event for Chris. If you are anywhere near Portland, OR please be sure to join us this Friday night from 7-11pm at Nemo Design, 1875 SE Belmont. Chris is planning to be in attendance early in the evening but is highly susceptible to germs due to his compromised immune system. Please use good and smart judgment about attending if you are at all sick, have a cold, or are getting over one. Thanks!

Up for auction will be over 50 pieces of artwork and photography from snowboarding’s most legendary shooters; 36 limited edition prints signed and numbered by Chris; incredible snowboard memorabilia from Andy Trujillo, Bryan Iguchi, Mike Parillo, Justin Hostynek, Jamie Lynn, Matt Cummins, Scotty Wittlake and more; awesome product packages from Volcom, Vans, Mervin, Dakine, Nixon, Mizu, Bonfire, iNi, Flux, Flow, Incase, Zound, Marshall, James, GoPro and many more; full season passes for Timberline and Meadows; and a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom with Chris’ name on your bib.

Suggested donation at the door is $10 and cash is highly encouraged. 100% of every dime raised, including bar tips, will go directly to Chris and help support him in his fight. Our thanks to Nemo, Burnside Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Rose City Signs and Oregon Screen Impressions for their generous support. And our deepest thanks to all of the art, product and memorabilia donors listed below. We are proud to count you among our friends. See you Friday night!

Very best.
Contributors
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Update 3
23 months ago

Chris Brunkhart Cancer Fund – Update #3

Wow! We have crossed the $25,000 mark, bringing us nearly 1/3 of the way to our goal in just three weeks! We are blown away by the incredible generosity of each of you, 198 friends and counting. Your stories, messages and posts are giving Chris new hope every day. THANK YOU!

Chris went in for his third chemo treatment yesterday. He has been feeling great, seeing a few lucky friends, and having fun working on a secret project for the November 14 benefit coming up next Friday at Nemo Design in Portland. If you’re in town on Friday 11/14, please join us at Nemo from 7-11pm for a benefit event in support of Chris. Every cent of every dollar raised will go directly to Chris and help him in his fight.

Up for silent auction will be 50+ pieces of artwork/prints from an amazing roster of artists and photographers (including many of you – thank you!) along with 36 limited edition prints signed and numbered by Chris. We’ll have one-of-a-kind snowboard memorabilia; product packages from Vans, Volcom, Mervin, iNi, DaKine, Nixon, Mizu and more arriving daily; plus full season passes from both Meadows and Timberline and some very special surprises to be announced next week.

And if you’re SoCal based, please save the date for our second benefit event, Thursday November 20th at the Boathouse Collective. Details to follow shortly!

In the meantime, please keep an eye on the Instagram feed @psfuckcancer and please continue to spread the word using #helpbrunkhart. Chris sees your posts and reads your messages and they are making a difference daily – please keep them coming!

With thanks for your friendship.
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$34,425 of $75k goal

Raised by 292 people in 23 months
Created October 14, 2014
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Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Aid Taleb
18 months ago

...best!!!

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Amy Jackson
18 months ago

Some more sales from the calendar! I hope all is going well for you, sweet Chris, and that you are feeling fine. Miss + love you lots!!! xo

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Mimi Bays
18 months ago

Your photos live in my memory as do so several visits with you and many of the other old school boarders from long ago. BE WELL.

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Anonymous
19 months ago
$200
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19 months ago
MY
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mineki yamada
20 months ago

best wishes

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Anonymous
20 months ago
MP
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maria preteur-huang
20 months ago

you always have inspired me!

CS
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Chasitie Seaton
20 months ago

May God grant you with peace and wisdom.

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