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