Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Tutu Project

I don't watch television much, so I am not surprised that I am way behind in learning about The Tutu Project.  This is a great love story and also shows how one man can use his talents (and humor) to make a difference.

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I read about the story in an article on called "Have Tutu, Will Travel:  An Innovative Approach to Kicking Cancer's Butt" and on The Tutu Project website.  Bob Carey, a professional photographer, began experimenting years ago with funny self portraits.  Some that included him dressed in a pink tutu.  Six months after a big move to the east coast in 2003, Bob's wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She fought and won, until a recurrence in 2006.  This is what Bob has to say:

"During these past nine years, I’ve been in awe of her power, her beauty, and her spirit. Oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others."

Since then, Bob has taken his funny portraits to the next level and now takes them to inspire others.  He has amassed a stunning collection, you can view some at The Tutu Project website.  Bob has been featured on the Today Show and in other programs and magazines; his tutu is all over the Internet.  

Bob has a great plan for his pictures:

"Enter Ballerina, the book. Not only is it a collection of my tutu images, it also shares many humorous stories about the adventures of a guy and his pink tulle. So far, there has been a tremendous response to the series of photos—people are particularly moved by the images. And their interest and enthusiasm have made us want to share that experience with as many people as possible in the form of a book, so that we can raise money to help other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

This autumn, I will self-publish Ballerina. The net proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to breast cancer organizations, including and the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine Fund, that make significant differences in the lives of women with breast cancer and in the people who love them. Our goal is to raise $75,000. But we need your help to seed the book project so it will take root and grow—and positively affect these families."

This is my favorite.  He must really love this project to brave the snow;).
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Check out The Tutu Project when you get a minute.  I guarantee that at the very least you will smile at some of the great tutu locations.

Have an outstanding Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. I watch way to much TV and usually know of things like, but have never heard of the tutu project. What a fabulous (and quirky!) idea for a very good cause.


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