Sep 15, 2011

We'll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

The Cincinnati premiere of the pulitzer-nominated, international exhibition of THE SCAR Project is just around the corner and we need your help! The volunteer web site is now live. Click here for the list.


The SCAR Project Cincinnati Exhibit planning committee began with 3 breast cancer survivors and an art gallery owner, who graciously donated her space as a place to host The SCAR Project. SCAR is an acronym for (Surviving Cancer. Absolute Reality.) The SCAR Project is a photographic exhibit of young women baring their scars from breast cancer.

We feel these pictures need to be seen. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Like Cincinnati SCAR Project participant (and also a member of this planning committee) Vanessa Teimeier. Vanessa was 25 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She and over 100 other young women like her, ranging from the ages of 17 to 35 have traveled across the country and from around the world to be part The SCAR Project.

The SCAR Project is dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone.

Besides raising awareness, The SCAR Project Cincinnati Exhibit will raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Girls, co-founded by Cincinnati survivor Tracie Metzger to serve the needs of young breast cancer survivors.
The SCAR Project photographer, David Jay, along with many of The SCAR Project participants will be on hand for the exhibit. They will stand beside their portraits as pictures of beauty, courage, hope, and grace in the face of their absolute reality of surviving cancer. We hope this exhibit helps other survivors, young and old, to see their own scars, faces, figures, and experiences through a new, honest, and ultimately empowering lens.

These are big goals. This is a big undertaking, and we need your help. This is a passion project for us, and if you find you share our passion, we hope you will help us fill the many volunteer roles needed to pull off this amazing, beautiful, compelling, heartbreaking, hopeful, impactful, meaningful, powerful exhibit for our city.

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