The Carey Foundation Announces Partnership with Breast Cancer Non-Profits

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The Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation continue their commitment to assist women and men living with breast cancer by supporting two amazing non-profits.

Today the organizations announced that grants were provided to For 3 Sisters and CancerCare®, two organizations with programs dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by this disease.

“Our business manager, Marcela Shine, told me about For 3 Sisters last year. I knew immediately that the work they were doing lined up with our mission. Their dedication to breast cancer stems from a personal experience, just like ours,” said Linda Carey, President of the Carey Foundation. “Their Road to Resources Program enables me to offer a solution to those that need early support as they navigate through breast cancer. A program I really could have used when I was first diagnosed.”

Shannon Marshall shares her thoughts on the partnership; "When we learned that The Carey Foundation was interested in partnering with For 3 Sisters to help men and women fighting breast cancer, we were down right giddy! Bob and Linda Carey are a worldwide inspiration, heroes to the breast cancer community, and two wonderful human beings. We are honored, we are humbled, and we are most excited to work side by side with Bob and Linda, and the amazing Carey Foundation, as we begin our journey together making a financial and emotional impact on the lives of those who've been touched by breast cancer."

Both organizations have agreed on the exact use of funds for breast cancer-related costs not typically covered by insurance. For 3 Sisters will focus on growing their Road to Resources Program. CancerCare® will use it to fund a combination of services, including compression garments, private wig fittings, child care services and travel to treatment. For a more detailed description of each program, visit the Carey Foundation website.

“We’re very excited to work with two organizations that have similar missions as ours,” said Photographer Bob Carey, “Through our own experience with breast cancer, we know that there is a big gap between what insurance companies cover and what cancer actually costs.”

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The Carey Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its 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 Tutu Project’s mission is to support the fund raising efforts of The Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. It strives to bring laughter and understanding to a community that has endured far too much. Professional photographer Bob Carey began taking self-portraits in pink tutus as a way to express himself. What started as a passion became a way to cope when his wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. This work now gives hope to others fighting cancer, as his photos have become an art and philanthropic phenomenon.

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare® services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

For 3 Sisters is dedicated to raising awareness and improving the quality of life for men and women affected by breast cancer. Their “Road to Resources” program is designed to assist men and women navigate the tsunami of information around breast cancer so that the focus remains on fighting, surviving, and thriving!

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