Local photographer David Fox has captured the spirit or women and men with breast cancer. The stunning portraits were presented in a premiere public showing of “Illuminating the Survivor Spirit” in March 2010 in Brookline, Massachusetts in the Gallery at The New England Institute of Art.
The portraits illustrate the faces of breast cancer and have become the faces behind the mission and message of the Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation.
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“The Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation has initiated a $5 million multi-year campaign to fund game-changing research by a consortium of Boston-based, world renown breast cancer researchers to identify the chemicals causing breast cancer, how they do it, and how to prevent them from causing the disease. Since over 90% of all women, and men, diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease, government agencies and experts in breast cancer research agree the over 84,000 man-made chemicals in our environment are the culprit. Government funds are not available for this research. We have to do it privately……and we will succeed!
The statistics show that the incidence of breast cancer is getting worse, not better. Since its beginning, through its “Seed the Scientist” program Art beCAUSE has granted over $200,000 to fund basic research on the environmental causes of breast cancer giving young scientists a chance to chase their hypotheses on the causes of breast cancer that no one else would fund. They want to end the disease. In the ever-political world of funding scientific research, less than 5% of all funding is targeted toward cause and prevention of any disease, much less breast cancer. The vast majority of funds are targeted toward treatment and cure. Art beCAUSE believes in the significant importance of finding cures through treatment but believes, as two major government studies have recommended, that more funds have to be targeted to basic lab research on the environmental causes and prevention of breast cancer to finally end the disease. Our $5 million “Investing In Prevention” campaign is designed to do exactly that.Learn More