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After Breast Cancer

This summer I volunteered for a lovely charity called After Breast Cancer which donates prosthetic bras and lingerie to women who have survived breast cancer, at no cost to the survivor women.
These women survivors are referred to as Ambassadors and each photographer was given an Ambassador to photograph.
There were 12 photographers and 12 Ambassadors. One for each month. The photographs would then be used in a calendar to raise funds for the charity. The Ambassadors were treated to full hair and make-up, and were provided with beautiful dresses to wear for the photo shoot. All provided by generous volunteers.

My Ambassador was Cathy.  Cathy and I hit it off right away, and what struck me most about her most was just how full of life she was!
We had such a wonderful time together and laughed so much that day.

Yesterday was the official release date of the calendars, at an event called the Pink Diamond Gala. There was a silent auction, door prizes, awards and of course the calendars were available for purchase and signing by the Ambassadors.  It was a beautiful event and hopefully After Breast Cancer was able to raise the much needed funds to support their charity.

I would like to acknowledge the photographers who generously donated their services and bought calendars to help support this event.

Judy Cormier – Elementz of Fotography – www.elementzoffoto.com – January – Ambassador Diane Dupuy
Gita Galadauskaite – Gita Photography –  www.gitaphotography.com – February – Amabassador Seema Gill
Jennifer Cavagna – Jennifer Images – www.jenniferimages.ca – March – Ambassador Cathy Drago
Kristina Laukkanen – Pear Studios Inc – www.pearstudios.ca – April – Ambassador Todd Herzog
Svetlana Zaicenco – Svetlana Zaicenco – bruce78.wix.com/[email protected]! – May – Ambassador Catherine McCormack
Amelia Thornton – Flirt Photography – www.flirtphotography.ca – June – Ambassador Pamela Labelle
Laurie Goodman – Laurie Goodman Photography – www.lauriegoodmanphotography.com – July – Ambassador Lynn Manwar
Sandra Valente – Seize The Moment Photos – www.seizethemomentphotos.com – August – Ambassador Melissa Frew
Anita Dizgun – Anita Dizgun Photography – www.anitadizgunphotography.com – September – Ambassador Grace John
Kimberly Balson – Kimberly Balson Photography – www.kimberlybalsonphotography.ca – October – Ambassador Shirley Deacon Scott
Marlen James – Marlen James – www.marlenjames.com – November – Ambassador Susan Fulford
Cristina Sacco – Boy Girl Photography – www.boygirlphotography.com – December – Ambassador Annie Parker

Here are the highlights from yesterday’s event.  Cathy’s beautiful photos follow.

Jennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond GalaJennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond GalaJennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond GalaJennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond GalaJennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond GalaAnd here are Cathy’s beautiful photos from our amazing shoot at Casa Loma!

Jennifer Images - After Breast Cancer - Pink Diamond Gala

 

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