Auction for Kathleen

by Kaitlyn Keely

Chicago Creative Coalition’s immediate past president, Kathleen Kearns, is battling HER2+ cancer. Unfortunately, one of the realities of this cancer is you are never cured: you hope for long periods of remission, and each test – which are done frequently and regularly – ushers in another round of anxiety and worry.

There is also the financial burden: Kathleen, like many creatives, has a high deductible (that resets to $0 each year) that must be paid before benefits kick in. To give her some support, Kathleen’s friends in the creative community are holding an on-line auction of artwork, creative services and collectibles. And we need your help!


We need a number of auction items to make this fund-raiser a success. You can do your part by donating artwork you created (or artwork done by others that you own), your creative service, or a unique collectible. If you can help Kathleen, please go to the Help Kathleen Beat Cancer donation page and register your donation.

Register to Be a Bidder

The auction website is OPEN so you can preview auction items and register to be bidder.


The on-line auction will open for bidding on Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m. central time. Bidding will remain open until Thursday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Plans are still being made for a closing event, to be either held on-line only, or a hybrid live/on-line celebration.


You can also make direct donations to Kathleen at her GoFundMe page.

Thank You!

Whatever you do to help Kathleen, a leading force in the creative community, please know you have her and C3’s collective heart-felt thanks!

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