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Silent auction for student who lost leg in Haiti earthquake

February 09, 2010

Christa Brelsford, a doctoral student in ASU’s School of Sustainability (SOS), was volunteering with her brother at an adult-literacy project near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a result of injuries sustained in the Jan. 12, 7.0 earthquake, Brelsford lost her right leg below the knee.

In addition to being a deeply committed SOS student, Brelsford is a talented and passionate rock climber and runner.

There will be a silent auction from 6:30 p.m. to midnight (auction closes at 8pm), Feb. 11, at Boulders on Broadway, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe, to raise money for medical costs not covered by insurance, a climbing-specific prosthesis, and other costs associated with getting back to school and a normal life. Boulders on Broadway will have food and beverages on sale, with a portion of the proceeds to go to Brelsford.

Tickets are $10 per person (includes 1 raffle ticket). Three raffles will take place during the auction times and will include at least three separate $50 gift certificates to Mucho Gusto, in Tempe, among other items. Auction items include Phoenix Suns Lexus-Level tickets, Alaskan Airlines tickets, passes to the AEE Solar Dealer Conference in Mesa, Ariz., new climbing gear and gym memberships, one week of vegan meals for two delivered to your home, jewelry, private and group yoga lessons, gift certificates for food, massages, art and much more. Retail values are from $20 to $1,000.


  1. Purchase advance tickets at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) building, on the 4th Floor. Ask for Theresa Hudson at the 4th Floor desk.
  2. Purchase tickets by donating $10 via Paypal at (please include a note in your payment stating, "this is for the fundraiser ticket," then email to confirm your reservation).
  3. Purchase tickets at the door – RSVP to is preferred for food and other arrangements.

For more information, visit Please direct questions about the silent auction to: