Photographer donated services to showcase breast cancer survivors
Jun 29, 2011
Neil Boyd donated his creative services in order to photograph breast cancer survivors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as part of a photo exhibit prior to the North Carolina Triangle Race for the Cure held in June of this year.
"Our team at Komen is truly touched by Neil’s generosity in conducting this photo shoot and capturing our survivors in such an artistic manner. This year’s survivor photo exhibit is about celebrating life and focusing not only on the story of the cancer survivor but their loved ones and how their lives have changed since the diagnosis,” said Pam Blondin, the executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The photos of survivors were displayed along with stories written by the subjects themselves. Mandy Locke, a writing instructor and reporter for The News & Observer, lead a writing workshop for the breast cancer survivors.
"Cancer is a very important cause for me," said Neil Boyd.
More than 200,000 women are newly diagnosed with the disease each year, according to the American Cancer Society. In developed countries like the U.S., the chances of a woman developing breast cancer is about one in eight. Men are also susceptible, although the rates are lower.