Keep A Breast

The moment I met Shaney jo Darden, the co-founder of The Keep A Breast Foundation, I was instantly moved and inspired. After a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age, Shaney was motivated to expose young women to methods of prevention, early detection and support through the use of art and artistic expression. Their Treasured Chest Program gives women who are diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to document their journeys with a hand-made plaster form of their torsos, which they hand paint as a part of their therapy. And occasionally, the foundation will cast athletes, musicians, and actors and pair them with artists such as Shepard Ferry, Nick Walker, and Dalek to help raise funds. I feel so honored to be one of many castees for the Tokyo LOVE Show, as part of the official launch of Keep A Breast Japan. Proceeds from the sale of all casts will benefit Keep A Breast Japan‘s breast cancer awareness and prevention programs. Take a moment to check out the beautiful casts and help spread the word . . . you might even find mine in there somewhere!

(Keep A Breast Foundation casts $500 – $2500)

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16 Comments

  1. Margot wrote:

    Awesome! Im guessing either the jean one with the heart or the one with the roses. xoxo

    5.23.12
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  2. Ambyr wrote:

    This is incredible! I love that each is very different and personalized. Such a great foundation and concept.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    5.23.12
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  3. charity wrote:

    What a moving and inspiring project? I like the tactile aspect of it

    5.23.12
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  4. Nomadic D wrote:

    My god, these are amazing and so inspiring. I’m so glad you shared this with us.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    5.23.12
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  5. What a brilliant project!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

    5.23.12
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  6. Kate wrote:

    This is such an amazing project! Such a clever way of combining awareness with art and creativity!

    Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

    5.23.12
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  7. Xeana wrote:

    Great idea and its embodiment! It is a noble goal!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

    5.23.12
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  8. I feel like that one YouTuber is about to pop out of nowhere and anonymously comment: BOOOOOBS. You know the one who’s always commenting the same shit no matter what the video is about. This time it would actually fit. Haha. Love this concept, a really unique way to spread the word! Good art, good cause.

    5.23.12
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  9. Addie wrote:

    which one is you? i really don’t know what ur artistic talents are so i have no clue

    5.23.12
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  10. Jaeger wrote:
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  11. allison wrote:

    WOW this is amazing!!

    🙂
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

    5.24.12
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  12. Wow! These are amazing! Especially the one of the two people kissing!

    5.26.12
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  13. Christine wrote:

    Amazing campaign!

    5.29.12
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