|THECANCERMOSAIC was born out of a series of conversations that were focused on a way to not only raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, but to find a way to help people understand the breadth of impact that cancer has had on this world. A way to put a face on cancer - to no longer talk about it like it is something sterile - but to personalize it.|
THECANCERMOSAIC is a way to show the variety of people that have been impacted directly by being diagnosed with cancer. To honor the memory of those who have lost their battles; to honor and support those who are still fighting the fight; to learn about those who are beyond treatment but still shaped by their cancer experience.
THECANCERMOSAIC is a way to thank those who put their time, energy, and passion into treating those in the fight. The oncology nurses who administer the poisons to make patients better; the oncologists who diagnose, treat, and heal; the counselors who help patients and families face their fears; the family members who are there for and with whatever is needed - a ride, a shoulder, a hug, a cry, a smile.
THECANCERMOSAIC is a way to educate those who have not been affected by cancer. To help people understand that anyone can be effected. To let people see a familiar face in the mosaic that will bring home the realization that anyone can be next to hear what no one should hear "you have cancer." To help raise awareness, to teach that vigilance and early detection are key to survival. That we all should be very attuned to our own bodies. That if something does not feel right, that we should keep asking questions until a definitive answer is found.
THECANCERMOSAIC is a way of taking many pieces and showing how they, when grouped together, can make an impactful whole.
THECANCERMOSAIC welcomes your visit and encourages you to participate! Please take a moment to view the faces in this mosaic. Read their names. Then please make a tax deductible* donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, add a tile, and help piece together a cure!
*Tax deductible as allowed by law - the LAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization