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Lisa Connell, Woman Dying Of Brain Tumor, Auctions Off Dates For Cancer Charities

First Posted: 05/30/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

In 2006, London resident Lisa Connell was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Now, four years later, Connell still has no idea when her deadly disease will claim her life, whether it's a matter of months or years.

The courageous 30-year-old has turned her personal pain into an inventive way to raise money for charity. Connell has started, a website on which potential suitors can bid to take her out on a date. The funds she raises are donated to brain cancer charities in the U.K. So far, Connell has been on 30 fundraising dates and raised over $27,000.

The ultimate goal is to raise one million pounds. Sixty percent of the date proceeds currently go to brain cancer research; the rest is used for administrative costs.


Filed by Erica Liepmann  |