This month I will be donating 10% of art sales to the Lustgarten Foundation of Pancreatic Cancer Research: https://www.lustgarten.org/. What makes this twice as good is that an anonymous donor is matching all donations (up to $100,000) for this month and next, so that 10% becomes 20%. Also, due to private funding, 100% of their donations go to pancreatic cancer research.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. My mother has been suffering and battling this illness for nearly four years, and the last few months have been devastating to witness. No one should have to suffer like this. Help us advance research for a cancer that doesn't get as much awareness and money as other illnesses do, yet it is one of the most deadliest, painful ones.
I know not everyone has the space in their homes for 5 -7 foot paintings, nor maybe the budget. So I realize some of you might be interested in something smaller. I admit that my website needs to be updated with many small works. I will try to get to that soon (and forgive that they'll be mobile phone pics and not pro pics at this time!).
There are so many small works that I'm sure I cannot do all, but I'll try to add what I can. Checking out my Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/randirusso) might give you an idea of some of the smaller works, as many have been posted there (in between my nature shots and cute kitty pics!).
To make this even more appealing to you: I will give an additional 5% to one of the organizations listed below. You get to choose from the list below.*
Please note that anything purchased after Nov 11th will need to be shipped in early/mid-December, due to me being in another city to be with my mom, so I'll be unable to ship the work if I'm not in LA. But know that I keep my word and get it to you as soon as I can. If purchased before Nov 11, then I will be able to get it out to you this week, depending on size (very large works involve outside sources and may have to wait until Dec to ship).
Thank you... and that's all for now.
*And here are the other organizations for 5% donations that you can choose from:
- The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence https://www.csgv.org
- International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org (heavy focus right now on refugees in Myanmar)
- Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org
- Direct Relief: https://www.directrelief.org (Puerto Rico relief)
- Free the Slaves: https://www.freetheslaves.net
- Hirschberg Foundation (also a great Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation): http://pancreatic.org
Note regarding my work: I have an inventory list with details and pricing of large works and some medium-sized pieces, emailed upon request. Smaller works start at $175. Buyer pays shipping & associated costs (insurance, etc).
All purchases over $250 will get a Randi Russo CD of your choosing (out of print on 'still standing still' EPs; I have copies of all LPs -- while supplies last). Check out the website to hear & decide:https://www.randirusso.com/music. Under $250, and I can send you a ZIP link to mp3's of an album of your choice.