The Crushing Cancer Calendar 2020 story
THE STORY SO FAR............
I first heard of this project on the 23 August 2019 via Facebook. A good friend of mine on seeing the film (below) put my name forward as the photographer for the calendar. Immediately after seeing the heart felt appeal, I agreed to help and arranged to meet Jaime on the 27 August for a coffee and discuss her idea for the calendar.
The first shoot
We quickly bonded and within a very short time created a vision of how the calendar would look. Local gym instructors and members from In2Training, Farnham who had helped Jaime on her journey to recovery agreed to being models for the calendar. We arranged an initial shoot at the gym and then three further shoots to capture everyone and some group shots.
A few behind the scenes pictures
The final shoot is over and think Jaime is a little excited!!
The instructors and members were great, 100% committed to capturing some stunning picture which made deciding which ones to be used in the calendar extremely difficult. Sharryn was on hand at every shoot to do make-up and hand draw on the symbolic pink cancer bow.
The final images were sent to Matthew for the final creation of the calendar. Each of the people were given a word that represented them as an individual and also the characteristics required to beat cancer.
Unboxing the calendar
Jaime received the first set of calendars on Friday 22nd November from the printers to be sold at the Wokingham Christmas Carnival. Another emotional moment seeing the calendars in print for the first time.
Jaime has continued to champion the calendar to raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer Now. The vision is to see the calendar available across Surrey and Hampshire from bookshops, cafe's and gift shops.
TO BE CONTINUED............
How many people develop breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes.
Around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK
In England, every year around 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer.
One in seven women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Who develops breast cancer?
Eight out of 10 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women aged 50 and over.