We have three items up for bid on Ebay!! My husband was recently helping our neighbor move and they came across two vintage camcorders and one vintage instant camera. Our neighbor knew that we were raising funds for the Arthritis Foundation and he told us to take them and see what we could get for them. Unfortunately one of the camcorders seems to not be in working order but it's still a really cool piece and who knows? Maybe YOU know how to fix it! Our last "ARTHRITIS CHARITY AUCTION" netted us $75 that we were able to donate. We are hopeful that these vintage finds can bring in a hefty donation. Think of the photographer in your family, think of that collector that you know, and then dig deep. Here are the links:
Continental Colorshot 2000
Sankyo Sound XL-220 Super 8
Here is the why for all this: (facts from the AF)
*Nearly 300,00 children under age 17 are affected by juvenile arthritis
*JRA, affecting more than 50,000 children, is the most common form of juvenile arthritis and one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.
* Arthritis and related diseases, such as JA, cost the U.S. economy nearly $128 BILLION annually in medical care and indirect expenses.
Common Symptoms of JA:
*PAIN, swelling, tenderness and stiffness of joints, causing limited range of motion.
*JOINT CONTRACTURE, which results from holding a painful joint in a flexed position for an extended period.
*DAMAGE to joint cartilage and bone leading to JOINT DEFORMITY and IMPAIRED USE of that joint.
*ALTERED GROWTH of bone and joints.
Did you know:
*The Arthritis Foundation has granted $380 MILLION to research across the country since 1948.
* Over the past 10 years the AF has funded over $3.2 MILLION in the Carolinas. Including but not limited to, aquatics programs, tai chi programs, Kids Rheum which is an INCREDIBLE support system!
* It costs the AF $1200 to send a family to the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.