On September 3, 2011 I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. I had emergency surgery and the tumor was removed but it has spread to my liver. I wear an ostomy bag now.
In October 2011, I will begin chemo to beat back the tumor in my liver. I am getting stronger each day and trying to stay positive. I am unable to work. I have applied for Medicaid but that will only cover a fraction of my bills.
I am calling out now, not only for your continued good wishes and thoughts but for financial help. If you can help in any way, please help me fight and win my battle. No donation is too big or too small. With the love and support of those around me, I know, together, we can win this.
Please keep the love flowing in your thoughts for me. I can feel it helping to carry me on this journey. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I'm also very pleased to announce that friend and artist DTM has offered all proceeds from his posters and book sales to benefit GO THE CATHERINE.
I'm a huge fan of his work and grateful for this generous offer. Take a look and maybe buy some great art for your walls. It is for a good cause.
Thanks for listening and viewing!

Cambodia posters available at:

CHURNING THE SEA OF MILK books available at:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WOW! Anarchy Does Another Great Thing!

Some friends of mine got together and organized a fund-raising calendar for me.  I am floored and moved and so immensely grateful for their hard work and long hours spent organizing and producing this.  I can't thank them enough.   There isn't a word to express the amount of gratitude I feel in my heart.  
Below is taken from the front page of Sailing Anarchy.  Order yours today!

"We’re proud to announce that as of today, the highly anticipated Women Of Sailing Anarchy 2012 Calendar is now on sale! More than six years in the making, this glossy 12-month calendar features 13 female SA’ers willing to bare it all in order to raise money for Catherine Connolly (a/k/a mainsheetgirl) in her fight with cancer.
We said they were willing to bare it all - but they didn’t: In fact, the photographers and models who volunteered their time and humility for this great cause created tasteful, fun, and sexy images from around the world, without taking their clothes (entirely) off.
Thanks to a great deal from Tepel Brother Printing, and Mer and Clean volunteering a bunch of time to design and ship these beautiful calendars, a huge chunk of the paltry $29.95 you spend on this calendar will go directly into Catherine’s battle fund, so order early, order a few of them, and enjoy what we hope will become another great Sailing Anarchy tradition (though we hope for a less hurtful cause next time). You can read Catherine’s story here, read the making of’ thread here.
Orders taken this week should be delivered to US addresses by Christmas. Overseas orders will require 3-4 weeks. Thank you!"