Support Breast of Canada – Buy a 2007 Calendar

August 23, 2006 by  
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Good Cause Blogger Sue Richards writes at Performancing

I’m an artist who has been independently publishing a beautiful, educational, fine art photography, breast cancer prevention calendar for 6 years and selling it on-line. For the last year and a half I’ve been blogging about my process.

I do not get paid to do this project. Net proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. All money goes toward education. And yes, the calendar does have photos of breasts.


The 6th Annual
2007 Breast of Canada® Calendar

In Support of Women’s Health.
In Partnership with the
Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Breast of Canada is an artistic calendar designed to inspire you to have greater awareness about breast health and breast cancer prevention. Absolutely guaranteed to inspire conversation.

Three great reasons to own a Breast of Canada Calendar.

One. The Breast of Canada calendar is educational. Being proactive and self educated about your health is an important step to take. The 2007 calendar helps you take that step.

Two. The Breast of Canada calendar is about health. Maintaining and improving your health and cultivating a positive body image stimulates a higher quality of life.

Three. The Breast of Canada calendar raises profile and funds. Net proceeds for the 2007 edition will be directed to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network.

Nicole Kidman visits children’s hospital

June 25, 2006 by  
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Nicole Kidman visited a children’s hospital ward with her son and daughter shortly after they arrived in Sydney for her widely anticipated wedding to Keith Urban.

They spent about two hours visiting the oncology, hematology and neurology wards, chatting with patients and officials.

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Kidman has reportedly asked guests to make donations to charity instead of buying wedding gifts. She and Urban, a 38-year-old country music star based in Nashville, Tenn., are expected to wed in a lavish ceremony Sunday night.

SOURCE: Press-Telegram – Kidman visits children’s hospital

Good Stuff! If you can afford NOT to ask for gifts … requesting donations to your favorite Cancer or other society is a great idea!

Walking for a good cause

May 7, 2006 by  
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Bags lined the track course in memory and honor of cancer patients.
“We remember you. We remember your fight and we appreciate your fight and you give us hope and courage,” Sarah Dickens the Community Manager with the American Cancer Society.

… “No individual is diagnosed with cancer. This is certainly a family disease. It affects everyone and just seeing the community and outpouring. It’s just overwhelming as a survivor,” Deans.

… The proceeds collected by this weekend’s events will go toward cancer research and education. If you’re interested to attend one of the Relay for Life events you can log onto www.cancer.org and type in your zip code.

The next Relay for life will be at Kinston High School and Farmville Central High School on May 12th and 13th.

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[MORE: .::. WNCT.COM .::. Greenville, NC | Walking for a good cause]

Josh, 8, works for the cure

May 3, 2006 by  
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“My name is Josh and I am 8 years old. My friend David has cancer but I can’t heal him.”

Josh Kelly wrote these words in a card he will give to the Hospital for Sick Children this Friday along with $1,000 in donated money and games.

[MORE: TorontoSun.com – Toronto And GTA – Josh, 8, works for the cure]

A Child’s Final Journey

April 25, 2006 by  
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A Child’s Final Journey

By Tom Hanks. The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids Honorary Patron Tom Hanks.

In March of 2001 the The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids was created.

The objective of the fund is to help researchers develop pilot data from feasibility studies to be subsequently used in new research grant proposals leading to new therapies for the treatment of patients with neuroblastoma. To date ten neuroblastoma research grants have been awarded. Read More

James, Ya can’t let cancer ruin your day

April 10, 2006 by  
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Foreword By Tom Hanks. The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids Honorary Patron Tom Hanks In March of 2001 the The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids was created. The objective of the fund is to help researchers develop pilot data from feasibility studies to be subsequently used in new research grant proposals leading to new therapies for the treatment of patients with neuroblastoma. To date ten neuroblastoma research grants have been awarded. Read More

About Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumours of early childhood usually found in babies or young children. The disease originates in the adrenal medulla or other sites of sympathetic nervous tissue. The most common site is the abdomen (near the adrenal gland) but can also be found in the chest, neck, pelvis, or other sites. Most patients have widespread disease at diagnosis.

New coin to raise awareness of cancer

April 3, 2006 by  
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Apr. 1, 2006. 01:00 AM

A new quarter, a collaboration of the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, will go into circulation today.

The coin will be adorned with a pink ribbon, a symbol of the disease that touches so many. Last year, 21,600 women and 150 men in Canada could expect a diagnosis of breast cancer; it was expected to kill 5,000 women and 45 men.

Designed by the mint’s director of engraving, Cosme Saffioti, the quarter will be Canada’s second coloured coin. The first, 2004’s red poppy quarter, garnered attention as the world’s first painted circulation coin.

“This coin will serve to remind all Canadians that, by working together, we can contribute to creating a future without breast cancer,” Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport and communities, said in a statement.

Up to 30 million breast cancer coins will be minted. People can exchange a quarter for the pink-ribbon coin at Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix stores.

“It’s the first time we’ve actually tried to create an awareness for a cause,” said Pam Aung Thin, vice-president of communications for the mint.

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