Dear Friends of Amigo Bob,
As many of you may know, Amigo is fighting for his life against Stage Four HPV-related Neck Cancer. He seemed to be healing it over the past 2 1⁄2 years using integrative therapies, but recently the cancer has grown significantly and the alternative practices need to be supplemented with a more intensive regimen. Hopefully he will begin treatment at Stanford soon, using an innovative clinical trial of immunotherapy instead of the chemotherapy/radiation that can be so damaging and carries the possibilities of permanent side effects. However, if he does not qualify for the clinical trial, he may end up doing the conventional therapy. In either case, there are no guarantees.
Amigo needs to completely focus his efforts on defeating this cancer. For that reason he has discontinued traveling as an organic farm advisor. He doesn’t have much money, as he has focused his life on building organic agriculture for the rest of us as an activist, teacher and leader. He has given so much to our community and to the Earth. It is ironic that Amigo has probably prevented thousands of cancer cases over the years through his work to eliminate pesticides, and now he is the one getting cancer. More details on the website: https://www.youcaring.com/helpamigo
Amigo has devoted more than 45 years to growing the Organic Movement. We know him as a pioneer and a leader. He started one of the first organic farm supply companies, founded an organic food co-op, produced organic food and olive oil, founded the EcoFarm Conference, helped establish CCOF, and has advised organic farmers all over the world. Most recently, his passion for fruit trees led him to create the Felix Gillet Institute. Amigo is a stalwart friend, a source of wise counsel, a loving father and grandfather, and so much more.
We have set up accounts for Amigo where you can donate online or send a check to the bank. On the Web go to https://www.youcaring.com/helpamigo to make a donation to Amigo Bob using a credit card or Paypal. Funds can also be mailed directly to the bank, made out to the Amigo Bob Fund, or checks can be sent or given to any of us listed below. The bank’s address:
Amigo Bob Fund, Exchange Bank, 2201 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Even if you can’t donate to the Fund, please help us get the word out by sharing on your social media of choice.
We will send a full accounting of all donations and payouts to Amigo to everyone who gives and to anyone else who wants to know. Donors can elect to be anonymous if they want, otherwise we will let Amigo know who is supporting him. There will be regular updates on Amigo’s health situation as well as on the fund-raising efforts on the website.
Thanks so much for contributing!
Peter & Mimi Buckley
Lou & Susan Preston
John & Tori Williams
Dru Rivers & Paul Muller
Wendy Johnson Stephen Pavich
Anna & Andrew Brait
Karen Van Epen
Judith Redmond & Thomas Nelson
Questions or more info: Check the Web link above or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 8, 2016
P.S. Your friendship and prayers are greatly appreciated, but Amigo asks you to please refrain from calling him, as phone calls can be overwhelming.
Instead send emails to: email@example.com
Or snail mail to: Amigo Bob Cantisano, P.O. Box 942, N. San Juan, CA 95960