Breast cancer kills millions all over the world and like most killer diseases, early detection is the key. New treatments and diagnostic procedures aim to cut off the disease as early as possible to allow the best approach and combination of treatments that may result in reduction or prevention of the disease taking hold in the first place. The Keep-a-Breast Organization aims to raise awareness of the disease through one of the most innovative and wacky methods I’ve ever seen in quite sometime, taking plaster casts of breasts (the whole torso actually) and having prominent artists working with them, turning them into works of art for all to enjoy.
With tie-ups in media and other organizations, they hope to bring the message of prevention and care to all women they come across through exhibitions of their art (torso casts) along with mini-versions they offer at events such as concerts and exhibits of their collection.
The life-casts are made, painted and auctioned off to fund other awareness programs they hope to reach more of the younger generation with. From tee’s to other items, they do auctions and sell merchandise for the benefit of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is considered to be the the sixth most lethal disease that afflicts women from all ages which makes the call for better diagnosis and treatment all the more urgent. Support Keep-a-breast.Org and help women become aware of the risks and methods by which they can stay healthy and safe for the rest of their lives.
Heres a good story from the news about how a thief stole from a charity and felt guilty, later returning the money, and adding four times the amount he stole!
In Tewkesbury, Glos (UK), a young woman was collecting money at snooker club to raise funds for breast cancer. Maranda Shepherd, 22, claimed that she left the donation box at the bar of the club, only to find it stolen some time later.
“I was gutted someone had stolen it – £40 is a lot of money for someone who hasn’t got it. It was upsetting because it wasn’t my money and I couldn’t replace it.” said Maranda Shepherd, who was raising funds for Breast Cancer in honor of her grandmother who had died of the disease.
After reporting it to the police the following day, Ms.Shepherd got a surprising call from the manager of the snooker club, saing that the thief had returned the box and wanted to speak to her.
“I was very pleased, but very surprised, to discover the man was giving the money back, and increasing the amount. He apologised profusely and obviously felt bad about taking charity money. He gave me £200 in total – which was a very generous donation.
I was very happy he brought the money back because it meant I could give a lot more money to the charity than I had originally expected.”
Ms.Shepherd has since decided not to press charges.
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