AWARE CT's 2019-2020 partner is
The Cancer Couch Foundation
a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)
AWARE is starting a dialogue in our community about metastatic breast cancer (Stage 4). We invite you to share your stories for a fight that impacts us all. Sit for a portrait, share your story anonymously, or simply make a donation. Be a part of our collective effort to raise awareness and resources for a cure for Stage 4, and stand for a cause that impacts all of us.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
1. Have your photograph taken and share your story, or simply share your story anonymously.
2. Sponsor a loved one who would like to share their story.
3. Simply make a donation to help fund research for a cure.
What: With a donation participants receive a 30-45 minute photography session with local photographer Jerri Graham. Participants, dressed in black tops, will include a word(s) such as “Mom”, “Friend”, “Survivor” on their bodies describing a loved one who has or had cancer.
The photographs will be paired with participants' personal narratives about breast cancer, and how it has impacted their lives.
The final black and white photographs and personal narratives will be showcased at our annual Hope Starts Here 2020 fundraiser scheduled for March 2020.
Photographs will also be used as part of an AWARE social media campaign and displayed in prominent locations in Fairfield County to generate campaign awareness.
Who: Participants are men and women in our community, their friends, family members, and colleagues.
Where: Most photography sessions will be held in the photographer's Westport studio.
When: Photography sessions will be held on Sundays and weekday afternoons and evenings from October 2019 through February 2020. Exact dates and times to be arranged directly with the photographer.
Participants in the Hope Starts Here 2020 photography campaign are asked to choose one of the donation levels listed below. Donors may choose to sponsor an individual other than themselves to take part in the campaign. Click here to make a donation.
$100 -- anonymously share your story about how breast cancer has impacted your life
$250 – a photography session for you, or a loved one, and one final black & white print along with your story, showcased at the annual fundraiser
$500 – a photography session for you, or a loved one, one final black & white print along with your story, showcased at the annual fundraiser, and 1 ticket to the event
$750 – a photography session for you, or a loved one, one final black & white print along with your story, showcased at the annual fundraiser, and 2 tickets to the event
$1,000 – a photography session for you, or a loved one, two individual black & white prints along with your story, 1 print showcased at the annual fundraiser, and 2 tickets to the event
All proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Couch Foundation. Every dollar of which will be matched by an existing Cancer Couch Foundation private donor.
Westport is talking about breast cancer, and how it has impacted all of our lives. View our posters at the following participating merchants around town.