CancerCare® Receives Donation from The Tutu Project™ for the Carey Foundation to Provide Financial Assistance to People Facing Breast Cancer
NEW YORK (January 10, 2018) — CancerCare® is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from The Tutu Project™ for the Carey Foundation, which will support CancerCare’s financial assistance program for people impacted by breast cancer. Eligible individuals may receive assistance for cancer-related expenses including transportation to and from treatment, home care, and child care.
“For those who are coping with breast cancer, sometimes even mundane, daily tasks can feel overwhelming,” says CancerCare Chief Executive Officer Patricia J. Goldsmith. “The continued support of The Tutu Project for the Carey Foundation enables CancerCare to give people coping with breast cancer some peace of mind by providing financial assistance to offset treatment-related expenses.”
“The Tutu Project” was created by Bob Carey, a professional photographer, and his wife, Linda. After Linda was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, Bob started taking self-portraits wearing a pink tutu in unlikely places. The initiative went viral in 2012, and grew into a way to raise funds, spread smiles and show support for people affected by breast cancer.
Proceeds from The Tutu Project’s merchandise sales and fundraising campaigns are distributed through the Carey Foundation, which aims to directly support women, men and their families during a breast cancer diagnosis. CancerCare is grateful to have been a Carey Foundation grant recipient since its launch in 2012.
For more information or to apply for assistance, patients and health care professionals can visit www.cancercare.org, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). For a complete list of CancerCare’s eligibility requirements and financial assistance programs, visit www.cancercare.org/financial.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
About The Tutu Project™ for the Carey Foundation
Bob Carey is the photographer and subject of “The Tutu Project.” This series of stunning self-portraits of Bob in a tutu was originally launched to cheer up his wife, Linda, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and later went viral. It inspired Bob and Linda to self-publish a book, with the mission to use the power of humor to help cancer survivors. Proceeds from the sale of The Tutu Project related products are donated to their non-profit for families with breast cancer, the Carey Foundation.
About the Carey Foundation
The Carey Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to women diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors, and their family members. Funds raised with the support of The Tutu Project, individual and corporate donations are provided directly to organizations that offer assistance with cancer-related costs like transportation to treatment, home care, childcare and medical supplies. The Carey Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.