We can honestly say that no writer has ever captured the essence of The Tutu Project, and Bob Carey’s photos, in such a beautiful way. Susan Gubar’s entire series on the New York Times, named Living with Cancer, has an in-depth coverage of life with cancer unlike any other.
Wit is one of the most treasured characteristics of thoughtful caregiving, and Bob Carey’s Tutu Project offers a generous dose of it. After his wife, Linda, began dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mr. Carey, a commercial photographer, began taking photographs of himself wearing only a pink tutu in public places. He wanted to make her laugh. Since the images also amused the other patients she met in the hospital, they decided to publish them as a coffee-table book called “Ballerina.”
We are so honored and humbled by her words. Thank you for taking the time to feature our story and our non-profit.
Marcela Shine is Founder of Avanzar Ventures, Business Manager of The Tutu Project and an advisor to the Carey Foundation. Her company, Avanzar Ventures, has been supporting the project by providing operational, social media and technical implementation strategy since the inception of the project.