Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Normal People....Normal Lives....Normal Cancer??

Lets have a little chat about cancer a topic so very close to my heart.
I know, I know seems like not the lightest subject matter for a child photography blog but this is important stuff here!

Everyone has been subjected to cancer be it a family member, a friend or even yourself.
Cancer affects so many people on a daily basis. It has become and important part of YOUR life whether you have it or not-somebody YOU know does have it. We need to be aware and be strong for ourselves and for the ones we love.

A few new stats taken from The Canadian Cancer Society website:

*This year alone approximately 166,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer.

*Almost 40% of Canadian women and almost 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

The whole point to my post here is:
I'm working on a project and I need your help.
I'm looking to provide a quick mini session for about 20 people who are dealing with cancer.. Keep that blog title in mind. The basic gist of this project is cancer awareness and support and most importantly-HOPE. With volunteers I will go into greater detail as to what I am doing and thinking...I don't have everything set in stone as of yet.

I'd rather not at this point go into too much more detail about the project on here but I will say it is important.

I am asking for your help.

Do you have a loved one who is dealing with cancer or is a cancer survivor?
Any cancer, any person...men, women ,
young, or old.

At this point I have 3 volunteers I am hoping for 20 .

To clarify exactly what I am asking:
I need people living with cancer,be it in remission or active or under-going treatment, to allow me to photograph them. These pictures will be used in some public form or another. I am working everything out still on exactly what that will be. The end product proceeds will go to cancer research in Canada.

**Volunteers will have a complimentary studio session with me and will receive an 8X10 (or smaller if you choose) print from the session.

Please please pass this on to anyone you know.

If you know someone please have them email me


1 comment:

Linda Hawkins said...

Holly this is a great idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with!++