Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Breast Cancer Stories

Back when Paws For Charity started, I was the owner of a dog biscuit company. I developed a flavour of dog biscuits called "Crunch for a Cure", with all proceeds donated to breast cancer charity. Photographer Suzanne Bird did a couple of amazing photographs for the packaging. Both photographs were of breast cancer survivors and their dogs. Aren't they beautiful? Sue does amazing work.

I am hoping to feature a couple of women who are struggling with, or survivors of, breast cancer in this year's Art Book.

Do you know someone who is willing to share their story? Maybe a short story or a poem? Please send me an email (use the email address at the top left of the blog) and I'll see what we can put together to put something extra special in our book.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Art Book Project: Charity

All proceeds from the sale of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book Project will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. The two primary reasons for this choice:
1. The Avon Foundation supports breast cancer programs worldwide...in 50 countries.
2. This charity has the "Humane Charity" seal of approval.

The mission of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade is to raise funds and awareness for advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a
focus on the medically underserved. From its launch in 1992 through 2007, the multi-faceted initiatives of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade have raised and awarded more than $525 million to the breast cancer cause worldwide. Funding is awarded to five areas: breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. Avon now supports programs for breast cancer in some 50 countries around the world.
Knowing that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, the goal of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade is to benefit all women. However, there is special emphasis on reaching medically underserved women, including low-income, elderly and minority women, and women without adequate health insurance. Reversing historical disparities in breast cancer care is a priority of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.
You can read more information about the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade here.