I would like to introduce you to a charity photography book called The Pink Project, (www.thepinkproject.com.), a scrapbook-style book of portraits that was put together by my friend Val Patterson (the photographer of the book), and myself. Proceeds from the book benefit two non-profit organizations: The Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance (LABCA) and The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).
Many wonderful supporters came together for The Pink Project. The book includes courageous survivors of breast cancer, of sexual assault and abuse, their families and friends, some who had lost loved ones from breast cancer, supporters of the causes, advocates, teachers, artists and celebrity participants including Mariska Hargitay, Tori Amos, Daryl Hannah, Stan Lee, Milo Ventimiglia, Eliza Dushku, Ashley Tisdale, Dita Von Teese, Marla Sokoloff, Danica McKellar, Rider Strong, James Lafferty, and many more.
We began working on the photo project almost three years ago. Val was working on a pink-themed photography project at the time and I was looking into starting a nonprofit that would benefit women's causes. We put our visions and ideas together and began working on the initial stages of The Pink Project. Val's aunt is a breast cancer survivor and the color Pink is a symbol of breast cancer awareness, so that was a battle that was very close to her heart.
Now, three years later The Pink Project is a self-published photography book, documenting the color Pink as a unifying symbol that resonates the strength, beauty and hope within all of us. Each page in the book has the color PINK in it somehow - whether it is a pink wardrobe, pink props, or a pink background. Pink represents courage, innocence, delicacy, individuality, diversity and most importantly, the ability to heal.
We are excited to spread the word about The Pink Project to our supporters and more importantly about the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance. We are so honored that we have been able to work with the amazing women from LABCA and look forward to what the new year will bring us.
To purchase a copy or learn more about The Pink Project, you can visit our website at: www.thepinkproject.com.