I've been brainstorming ways to "give back" to the cause of breast cancer awareness and education because of my recent diagnosis. Since my motivation has been the healing power of nature photography in healthcare settings, Casting for Recovery, as a nature focused breast cancer awareness organization, seemed a perfect fit. I decided to commit a percentage of the profits made through print sales here on my website to this worthy cause, in addition to my fundraising page.
"The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants".
My largest healthcare artwork commission yet has been placed in the brand new hospital expansion at Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville, CA. Through the medical center's Art of Healing Campaign, many of the featured artists, and artwork pieces throughout all levels of the new hospital have a regional connection. More information on the Art of Healing can be found here.