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Greetings everyone! Welcome to our holiday newsletter for the Not As I Pictured film community. Along with my wife, Li, and kids, Carina and Max, we're wishing you and yours the very best for a great holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2014!
Our newsletter keeps you up to date on the public service goals of our free cancer education film project. Our free DVDs and accompanying cancer coping guides continue to fly out the door. We have now given away nearly 6,700 free Not As I Pictured DVD film copies to anyone affected by cancer!
Photo exhibition reviewed by world's leading journal!
The touring Not As I Pictured photographic exhibition tour is getting lots of wonderful attention and even international media coverage. We hope you'll consider bringing it to your town, too.
In association with the Smithsonian, our exhibition tour came to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta this fall at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Attendees included former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. The exhibition was reviewed in The Lancet, described as "the world's leading general medical journal" and based in the United Kingdom:
"Kaplan's journey through pictures, always poignant, at times humorous or painful, puts a face to some of the personal issues that we do not always discuss with our patients."
. . . "The highs and lows of his cancer experience are perceptively expressed through his photographs, leaving the viewer with an unforgettable visual memory of his journey through cancerand of the importance of family and friends in this journey."
The Senser Museum marks the fourth stop of a national tour that has also included the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Kentucky. Thank you, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ASCO Post, Wilmington News-Journal, Columbia Tribune and others for the great coverage, too.
To bring the exhibition and/or a film screening to your town, please contact us for a truly meaningful event:
By ever popular demand, Love Kills Cancer T-shirts are back!
Just like the one I wore in the film that so many of have found inspiring. Men's are gold, and women's are pink. All are 100% cotton. Women can wear the guys' shirts, too, of course.
Please order immediately if you want to order for the holidays. Just like the one I wore in the film that so many of have found inspiring. Men's are gold, and women's are pink. All are 100% cotton. Women can wear the guys' shirts, too, of course.
The soft sell: We truly appreciate your donation help!
We are a small grassroots organization and you'll never receive a solicitation mailing from us. We know that so many facing a cancer diagnosis also wrestle with financial concerns. Thus, as we always say, Donations are not necessary!
Yet, to be honest, our budget is ever tight. If you are considering where to donate your holiday good cheer this year, we hope you'll think of us. Your tax-deductible donations will help our humanitarian free DVD program stay alive and are making a difference for so many touched by cancer. Here's a link:
Like us and share your comments on Facebook:
If you haven't visited us on Facebook yet, share your feedback! Your thoughts will inspire others to watch the film and find strength in our inspiring message of hope:
As Debbie Conrad shared on Facebook: "I want to thank you for sharing your story in such a truthful way. I wish everyone could see this, then maybe they would understand what we, as cancer patients, really deal with."
Beyond donations, thank you for your inspiring help to get the word out about the uplifting and encouraging power of Not As I Pictured. Nationwide, medical practices, hospitals, and cancer advocacy programs are using the film to support their programs, too. (To keep our program goals alive, we do need to charge licensing fees for professional use of the film by organizations, libraries, and groups.)
Please let anyone you know touched by cancer know about our free film program:
Please also urge your local community or university library to add Not As I Pictured to its collection. In the coming year we are excited about our plans to embark on a new library distribution program.
Contact us about the library program.
Be well, and enjoy the splendor of the season. Sending you and yours our very best holiday wishes for continued health and prosperity in 2014!