Breast Cancer: No Laughing Matter

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The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

Take a Look at these Brave Young Women in these Photos

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The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.

“A woman is not defined by whether she has breasts or not. We shouldn’t be worried about saving boobs. We should be worried about saving LIVES”. – – Read more – – 
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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40

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The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40. The SCAR Project participants range from ages 18 to 35, and represent this often overlooked group of young women living with breast cancer. They journey from across America – and the world – to be photographed for The SCAR Project. Nearly 100 so far. The youngest being 18 years old.

Although Jay began shooting The SCAR Project primarily as an awareness raising campaign, he was not prepared for something much more immediate . . . and beautiful: “For these young women, having their portrait taken seems to represent their personal victory over this terrifying disease. It helps them reclaim their femininity, their sexuality, identity and power after having been robbed of such an important part of it. Through these simple pictures, they seem to gain some acceptance of what has happened to them and the strength to move forward with pride.”

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5 thoughts on “Breast Cancer: No Laughing Matter

  1. Thanks for the follow! Your blog is so eclectic and fun yet you also have a place for poignant, beautiful and important posts such as this one. All of these women are so beautiful in their courage and defiance against cancer. You have done such a great service to them by sharing this campaign with your audience. Kudos to you! 🙂


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