All of us at FAN would like to wish you and all our supporters a very Happy Christmas and holiday season. We would also like to thank you for your generous donations and everything else you have done to stop fluoridation locally and worldwide. Today we bring you a Christmas poem from Italy and a photo from England.

On Christmas Eve I would like to share with you this elegant little poem from Roberto Cavallo a zero waste activist from Italy who I have worked with for many years:

Natale 2016

Perché stai in piedi?
Perché così ho un altro punto di vista
E cosa vedi?
Una stella in più.

Christmas 2016

Why are you standing?
Because then I have another point of view
And what do you see?
One more star.

Cynthia’s message

And we also received this short note and photo from Cynthia Bagchi from Bedford, UK.

I am so very pleased, as you can see, that these two boys and their many friends have not had to drink or bathe in fluoridated water as my own children were when they were young, before I became wiser.  I can see the difference.  I am just so grateful to you and your team for leading the fluoride free campaign and for giving us all the many  ‘tools’  and support , raising the ‘f’ profile  so that  locally we had more courage and conviction to keep going – for there were  times when  it nearly did all seem just too much.  These two grandchildren of ours that your see in the photo (the eldest one had just been born – two weeks- in 2010 on your first visited to Bedford and was there for most of your talk at the EntShed); these two boys, now 6 years and 4 years  have often helped with delivering flyers  and as you see were there to help when we had our Big Bedford Town event in 2015.    I just love this picture – of course I would.  We still are not quite free from this ‘poison’ as we wait, and agitate,  for the ‘contract to fluoridate’ to be official terminated.

We are very, very close to one of our mini-goals for Christmas Eve.

We had a terrific day yesterday: as of 8 am this morning we had received $94,953 from 360 supporters. If we receive another 40 donations today we receive a pledge of $3,000 for reaching 400 donors. With all pledges being doubled until we reach $97,000 that could bring us to our mini-goal of $100,000 by midnight Christmas Eve.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Fluoride Action Network, a project of the American Environmental Health Studies Project. To do so you can either:
  • Donate online using our secure server.  If you should experience difficulty in donating at our secure server, please call Network For Good at 1-888-284-7978 and press option 3 to make your donation over the phone.
  • Or by check – please make checks payable to Fluoride Action Network and send to: FAN, c/o Connett, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905
PREMIUMS: See the exciting premiums we have available (with photos!) here.
Paul Connett, PhD
Member of FAN 2016 Fundraising Team

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