27 October 2011

Tied Together


Last year around this time I decided to enter in to Movember and grow a mustache to help bring awareness to Prostate Cancer.  With the help of Facebook and the www.movember.com website I was able to raise money for Prostate Canada.  My Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer and thankfully for medical research and treatment he is going to be okay.  I was contacted by a member of the photosensitive website when she saw my self portraits taken for Movember on flicker.  I then took a photograph of my Dad and I and submitted that to Photosensitive.  They then put together a massive collection of black and white images of Canadians and their stories related to prostate cancer and this show is now touring across Canada.

I am especially honored that Jack Layton's picture is included in this exhibition of work.  He was such a GREAT man and it is just a huge honor to have my Dad's picture up with his.  I am so thankful for the people at Photosensitive for the work they do.  The world is a better place for having such wonderful and caring people in it.  My heart goes out to all of the families impacted by cancer and I truly hope together we can work together to lessen the sadness cancer brings and hopefully end it.

~ 319/365 Movember MONDAY ~

1 comment:

Hope Walls said...

This is wicked cool, Randy. I'm not a fan of the moustache (generally speaking they hurt *my* nose) but Movember rocks. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.