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Project Amelia

Posted 02/22/13






We are super excited to be a part of Project Amelia.

Thanks to Resource Magazine:

Two weeks ago, twenty-eight year old, Brooklyn-based photographer Amelia Coffaro was diagnosed with stage III inflammatory breast cancer.  Starting her chemotherapy on Valentine’s Day, Coffaro and her family faced another daunting challenge as the realization that she had no health insurance set in.  Coffaro, who is described by (Stephen) Mallon to be a “loving, caring, talented young photographer,” has “spent a great deal of time taking care of the photography community and volunteering for numerous humanitarian projects. Project Amelia was formed by many of the same professionals and friends that she has helped, interned with, and volunteered for in the past.” When the group found out the shocking news of Coffaro’s diagnosis and financial situation, Mallon says they immediately thought, “We got to get on this.” The project was launched on the same day as her first chemotherapy treatment.

Our co sponsors (so far) are  Shadowbox Shop, B&H  and Project Amelia has already raised $22,000 in a little over a week, and we aim to reach $100,000 by May 1st.

To get more information and updates on Project Amelia, click here for Project Amelia’s Facebook page and here for Project Amelia’s twitter page.

To make a donation, please visit Give Forward.

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