Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pink is my favorite color

Many of you, my loyal blog readers, know that I am a breast cancer survivor of 8 years.  I fought it and survived.... with the help of so many wonderful doctors, nurses, friends and family.  The experience is still vivid in my mind and will always remain a part of me, but the details are just a blur now....  It was a frightening time in my life and I'm so glad it's well behind me. Having gone through this, I feel much empathy and compassion towards the women and their families who are going through this now.  I needed to find a way to help and maybe bring a little lightness during this trying time and so it gives me great pride and honor to announce my partnership with Think Pink Photography. Think Pink Photography was founded in October 2007 to support individuals and their families who have been touched by breast cancer. They are a charitable organization that serves two main purposes – celebrating life and supporting the cause.
Through their professional photographer network, they are helping breast cancer patients to celebrate life with charitable photography sessions. Individuals may choose to document their fight against the disease before or during treatment, or prefer to capture their victory by scheduling a session within 12 months after treatment is completed. Photographers world-wide are now available to donate time and talent to celebrate life and support the cause. There is no cost or obligation to the breast cancer patient. Clients participating in a Think Pink Session will receive a complimentary photo session, as well as a set of 10 small prints from the session. They will also receive a discount on any additional portraits they wish to purchase, although there is absolutely no purchase required at any time.
To support the cause, they have partnered with The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation. All funds generated through donations and various fundraising efforts are paid directly to The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation. As a 3-time breast cancer survivor, Danielle Beverly and her husband Eric joined together to form a foundation dedicated to promoting education, increasing awareness, and providing support and resources for families who have been touched by breast cancer.
Please subscribe to the Think Pink Photography blog and tell your friends and family about Think Pink Photography.  Awareness is everything and we can’t be successful without you.
I encourage you to view their website, make a donation, or hire a photographer that supports Think Pink Photography!  If you hire me, mention Think Pink and I will make a personal donation to the organization.  If you, or someone you know, would like to schedule a Think Pink session, please contact me for details.
I am very proud to be a network photographer with Think Pink Photography, and am anxious to get the word out about this amazing program.  For more information, you can contact me, or you can visit the Think Pink Photography website at:
And since no post is complete without an image, here is a self portrait taken while I was undergoing chemotherapy.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful organization. I love your image. So many emotions there.