Wednesday, March 10, 2010

going to the publisher

The 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book has been completed, and will be uploaded to the publisher on Friday March 12th. All of this year's participants are listed down the left hand side of our blog. Please pay them a visit and say "thanks" for participating in our little project!

I had over 300 submissions this year (up from 99 last year)! This year's book features images of dogs and cats from 65 artists and photographers (professionals and amateurs), features 4 breast cancer survivors, and is 75 pages long. Along with some beautiful images, it contains photos of the artists, information about them, and a statement in their own words.

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 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.
Stay tuned for information on ordering. It should be ready the first of April.


kecia said...

this is very exciting sara! great to see your project growing- congrats on your hard work.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sara!
oh this is so wonderful! i am so honored to be included in your project. thank you for all of your hard work in putting this together.
:) melissa

Jessica said...

Thank you again for allowing me to take part in such a wonderful project! I'm so excited to see the finished book! :)

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Yay Sara! You are amazing-Can't wait to see the new book!

Moose said...

Tapping my paws in anticipation of the new book!
Tail Wags to All,

{Simply} Heather T. said...

Sara, thank you. Thank you for allowing this opportunity to be a bigger part of touching lives through simple photography. My husband and I are so touched that you chose the photo that you did, and we look forward to purchasing the book as soon as it is ready ♥

I'll be posting about this soon and have included the badge on all of my blog sites.

Sunny days to you.

Blenda said...

Hi Sara, I am deeply honored to be part of the PAWS of Charity 2010 Book. Can't wait to get my hands on my very own copy! We appreciate you and all that you do for PAWS for Charity.
All my very best,

Anonymous said...

yay! thanks so much for including me :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sara! I am so excited and honored to have been selected to take part in this project.


carolyn said...

How exciting for those of us who were selected to help share in your efforts to raise funds for a wonderful charity through the beauty each of us sees in our animal companions. I'm especially moved that you selected my photo of Ty, as he himself was a victim of the terrible disease, cancer. I know that his mom will be touched to learn that his image will help to raise funds in support of people around the world also stricken with this cruel affliction.

Thank you, Sara, for all you've done to make the Art Book a reality, and to Sue & Julie as well for inspiring us with your vision to bring animal lovers together to make a difference!

Diane said...

I am thrilled to have been included in this worthy project -- thank you! Sara you deserve huge kudos for all the time and work you have put into this project, not to mention all the time yet to be invested in this year's book. I'm very grateful.

Diane Schuller

kaould said...

Sara - I am deeply honored to be a part of this special project. It's exciting to see the book grow and continue to unite animal lovers to support a great cause. Thanks for making this a reality!

Abby Creek Art said...

I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing project, Sara. Thanks for all of your hard work in putting this together.

I'm honored to be among such wonderful Animal Artists in supporting PAWS for Charity!