Everyone knows Xenites come together during a time of struggle. We are hosting a fundraiser this week, and the grand prize is a free ticket to the 2017 Xenite Retreat!

It's difficult to find the words to share the news that Xenite and Retreat Team Awesome member Ann Pilichowski is slipping away from us because of a rare and aggressive cancer. For those who know her, and even for those who have only met her once or twice, this is heartbreaking news.

We would like to help raise some money to assist with the medical and funeral costs that Ann's family will need to pay by giving a Xenite Retreat ticket to one lucky person!
If you win, there are three different prizes to choose from below: (pick one)

  1. 1 x fully paid ticket to the Xenite Retreat for you (or a friend, if you already have a ticket).
  2. Pay off the remaining balance of your deposit ticket to the Xenite Retreat.
  3. Donate the free ticket to the Greater Good Scholarship.


  • Visit Ann's YouCaring fundraiser page and make a donation of $10 or more.
  • You will receive one entry into the draw for every $10 you donate.
  • If you donate $100 you will receive 5 FREE additional entries into the draw - that's 15 entries total. (For those of you who have purchased Chakram raffle tickets, this will sound familiar).
  • Make sure you do not donate anonymously or we will not see your entry.
  • You are welcome to leave a message of support for Ann's family to read if you wish.
  • Entries are open from 8:30pm Central on Sunday, September 11th 2016.
  • Entries will close at 1:30pm Central on Sunday, September 18th 2016.


The live drawing will take place over on the Xenite Retreat FB page, via Facebook Live. The winner will also be contacted privately after the drawing to be told that they have won. You do not have to be present at the FB live drawing in order to win. This prize is not redeemable for cash, and does not include any travel expenses to or from the Xenite Retreat. If you are unable to attend the 2017 Xenite Retreat, the ticket can be given to a friend of your choosing or be donated to the Greater Good Scholarship. You may enter by donating to Ann's YouCaring page as many times as you like.
If you have any questions, please email
For more information on the Xenite Retreat, visit

Our dear friend Ann Pilichowski.

Thank you for helping to support Ann and her family during this incredibly sad time. Please help us raise as much money as possible by spreading the word about this fundraiser.
Battle on Xenites.
Much love to you all,
Penny & the Xenite Retreat crew.