The first thing I hunted for after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 was someone — anyone — with a story like mine. Someone my age, someone with a tumor my size, someone who had survived chemo. And while I wanted to read about personal journeys, I wanted pictures, too.
What the heck was a port, anyway, and what did one look like?
Radiation tattoos? Yikes — how big, how many?
I wanted to see scars, bald heads and happy faces telling me everything would be OK.
I never found Think Pink Photography back then, but I’ve found it now, and if you are someone who needs a glimpse into the world of breast cancer, you can find it here. But it gets better: If you are a breast cancer person, you can score your very own photo shoot, which means you’ll have beautiful images of yourself, and if you’re featured in the website photo gallery, others can find inspiration from you, too. If you’re a photographer, you can join the photographer network and help make a difference.
Here’s some more scoop: Think Pink Photography was founded in October 2007 to support individuals and their families who have been touched by breast cancer. A charitable organization that serves two main purposes — celebrating life and supporting the cause — Think Pink matches breast cancer patients with photographers for charitable sessions to document the fight and celebrate the victory.
Sounds fun, right? Well, if you want to get started, you can find a network photographer in your area here. If you need to contact Think Pink, here’s the place. There’s also a blog here, and of course, a Facebook page, and Twitter, too. Once you dive in and perhaps take the plunge, come back and tell us how went!