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Cafe Press Sale
Posted at 9:10 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Super Savings for Dads & Grads at our Cafe Press store.

Get $10 off orders of $30 or more.
Use the coupon code GRADAD.
Sale ends 6/14/2005.

All profits benefit NF, Inc.

Buskaid News
Posted at 1:55 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 22, 2005

Tomorrow (Monday, May23), Buskaid is going to be featured on the BBC/NPR radio program, The World. For those interested in hearing the broadcast "live", go to The World's website at

There will also be a very special concert featuring the Buskaid String Quartet - with singer Teboho Semela - in The Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London W1 on June 16th 2005 at 7.30 pm. The Grosvenor Chapel is just around the corner from the US Embassy.

This concert is in aid of the Rory Peck Trust which provides support to freelance newsgatherers around the world. For more information, write to the organizers at or tel 0207 730 1428. Or, you may contact Buskaid's administrator in the UK, Cathy Boyes via phone: tel 01428 724820 or email:

Their next public concert in South Africa will be at the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg
on 16th July at 7:30 pm.

Contact details for Buskaid in South Africa, The United Kingdom, and The Netherlands are available here.

Buskaid USA is now an IRS recognized not-for-profit organization. Contributions made to Buskaid USA can be deducted from US tax returns. Donations should be sent to:

Brenda Shick
Tel: 330 524-4143
Postal address:
2503 Village Court
Vermilion, OH 44089

The Last King of Scotland
Posted at 10:12 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Next month, Gillian will be in Uganda working on "The Last King of Scotland" starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy.

Based on Giles Foden's award-winning novel of the same name and adapted by Peter Morgan ("The Deal") and Jeremy Brock ("Mrs. Brown"), the film will be helmed by Oscar-winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald ("One Day in September," "Touching the Void").

In an incredible twist of fate, Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission, becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery -- and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and get out of Uganda alive.

Gillian will play the role of Sarah Zach, an Israeli doctor with whom Dr. Garrigan has a brief affair (she later turns out to be a spy).

You may read more about the movie here and there's a very interesting interview with Giles Foden here.

Preliminary Auction Results
Posted at 3:00 PM (PDT) on Monday, May 2, 2005

Thank you for making our Spring 2005 Charity Auction a fantastic success! Preliminary auction results show that we were able to raise a little over $22,000.00 for Neurofibromatosis, Inc.

A very special Thank You to Maurizio Di Bona for the four delightful drawings he donated to the auction. His "Scully Entertains Mulder" drawing proved to be the most popular item and raised a whopping $10,300.00 for NF, Inc.! It will soon be autographed by David Duchovny too.

Thank you to everyone for participating and donating to the auction. Your enthusiasm and generosity are much appreciated.

For those of you who would still like to help out with this fundraiser, your donation may be sent directly to NF, Inc. by clicking here.

May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month!

Raise awareness and show your support with NF, Inc. wrist bands! One side of the band is imprinted with the NF, Inc. logo/website and the other side is imprinted with the word "Care" (view image). Bands are available in packages of 10, 50, and 100. One size fits most, so keep one for yourself and give others to friends and family! To order online by credit card, click here.

Spring Auction Surprise
Posted at 6:51 AM (PDT) on Sunday, May 1, 2005

Only about 7 hours left before our Spring Auction comes to an end and we've just heard that David Duchovny will be adding his autograph to "Scully Entertains Mulder", the one-of-a-kind drawing by Italian artist Maurizio Di Bona!

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