Friday, December 26, 2008

In Memoriam: Benazir Bhutto

A woman of courage and honor.

Benazir Bhutto
June 21, 1953 - December 27, 2007

Friday, December 12, 2008

This Sunday - smART: Brooklyn Gallery Hop! Hop On, Hop Off Bus Service Included!

View the full itinerary here:
Sunday, December 14, from 1pm to 6pm, 64 participating Brooklyn art galleries will offer exhibitions and refreshments, as well as a chance for visitors to learn more about Brooklyn's expanding art scene.

The free smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop features buses that run through four different gallery districts, allowing participants to hop on and off the bus within each line's loop.Buses will be staffed with art docents offering smART tip sheets about collecting and buying art. BP Markowitz says, "With all the artists living and working here, I like to say Brooklyn is the "Creative Capital of New York City." In addition to our wonderful museums, we've got scores of hip galleries—many showcasing the work of emerging Brooklyn artists. So I invite all art lovers of every stripe to get out and enjoy Brooklyn's vibrant, lively art scene. There's no better way to do it than the smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop. Just hop on a shuttle, browse, socialize, raise your 'Art I.Q.,' and maybe even purchase a work by the next Jeff Koons or Jean-Michel Basquiat—just in time for holiday gift giving!"

Four smART Brooklyn Gallery "districts" will be included in bus routes. Participants can visit galleries in the Gold Loop: DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and Red Hook; the Red Loop: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bedford-Stuyvesant; the Green Loop: Crown Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Flatbush; and the Blue Loop: Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

The smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop is a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors working to advance local economic development and increase awareness and support of the arts. To reserve a seat on the bus, you must register by phone at 718-802-3530 or email


is 2 1/2 years old. In September 2007 she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor ( diffused pontine glioma).. She was treated at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and received the most aggressive and progressive form of treatment currently available. The treatment she received was a new combination of radiation and radioactive chemotherapy, she showed great progress, and passed the 1 YEAR mark with a great outlook. In October 2008 her regular MRI showed the tumor was still stable!!! Unfortunately, a mere 3 weeks later in November, an MRI showed that the tumor had rapidly re-grown. Needless to say Elizabeth’s family and doctors at Dana Farber were very discouraged, as the treatment she received was the best availableHer doctors at Dana Farber gave Elizabeth 3 months to live.

Through aggressive research Elizabeth’s family found the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, TX (for more info Dr. S. Burzynski has been using low-toxic gene therapy to treat cancer for the past 30 years.. The Burzynksi clinic has had SUCCESS against tumors just like Elizabeth’s!!! Unfortunately, since the treatment is still undergoing FDA trials Elizabeth’s treatment is NOT COVERED by insurance. Elizabeth and her family have relocated to Houston to begin treatment; the initial cost to begin treatment is $18,000! To maintain her treatments for a year it will cost her family $7,600 a month!!!

Donations will assist with the cost of Elizabeth’s treatments as well as temporary accommodations in Houston for Elizabeth and her family. An account has been set up at Sovereign Bank in Randolph, MA, assistance of any kind is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Donations can be made payable to:

Elizabeth Kulikowski
RANDOLPH, MA 02368 MA1-CBO-0890

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