The Extra Mile’s mission it simple. They collect frequent flyer miles from people who don’t need them, and then give them to those who ‘desperately do, to visit terminally ill loved ones with cancer’. This brand new non-profit was founded by Matt Dimmer, whose father Peter died of pancreatic cancer. While Dimmer and his wife had the luxury of visiting Peter during his illness, many aren’t.
To help support kids with cancer (and because it’s Cancer Awareness Month in Brazil), ad agency Ogilvy Brazil created a campaign that features famous cartoon characters with all their heads shaved. The campaign was created for GRAACC, a children’s cancer hospital in Brazil, and also to ‘reduce some of the stigma that children feel about […]
In a creative spin to aid cancer research by crowdsourcing, Cancer Research UK is appealing to the entertainment-starved instincts of mobile users to play its Genes In Space game. Specially designed for gamers to analyze huge amounts of real genetic cancer data while completing missions, gameplay data is fed back to cancer scientists at certain […]
San Francisco will apparently transform itself into Gotham City on Nov 15, to fulfill a five-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day. Make-a-Wish is working with the public and ABC News to make Miles’ dream come true, and the current plan is for the TV station to run a breaking news story […]
Kirsty Mitchell created this incredible photo series in honor of her mother who passed away from brain tumor in 2008. Her mother was an English teacher, and Mitchell’s series commemorates her mother’s imaginative and inspiring personality. Mitchell’s storybook-like photos were a source of comfort from her grief, but the results of her hard work are […]
New York-based freelance photographer Amelia Coffaro has recently been diagnosed with Stage III Inflammatory Breast Cancer. In response to this devastating news, Amelia’s friends and loved ones have started Project Amelia, a fundraising program to help pay for Amelia’s extensive medical treatments, given she doesn’t have health insurance. This selection of photographs is from Amelia’s […]
We’ve been enthralled by Filippo Minelli’s ethereal work before. But we only recently realised that he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010. With his immune system taking a hit from chemotherapy, he was barred from meeting anyone and had to use his iPhone to communicate with friends and family.
In 2010, I was informed by designer Rishi Sodha that he would be collaborating with Stuart Boyd, Garrick Webster and Antony Kitson to produce an art book that would eventually be sold to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers in London.