Thank you to all my readers who supported Photos for a Cause – A Fundraiser for Issay Tanabe last September 29th. It was nice meeting some of you who came. I was there mid to late afternoon. Sorry if I missed some readers in the morning. And again, thank you for your help in raising funds for Issay’s breast cancer treatment.
39 families came to have their photos taken. Hats off to Issay’s husband Doods for putting this all together. He also got a lot of help from his church community and fellow photographers who all volunteered their services. There were also quite a few sponsors who supported, mentioned in the end of this post.
Here’s how that day went.
They love this little project. It has wet coloured paper that you pat on to a pattern from JNBM Paper Clay Art, thanks to SueMorales. Some refreshments were provided by Kiddie-Party.com Blue Food Bar , thanks to Jon Sunico.
And of course just when our turn came, she decided to be… difficult. Haha! Doods, being the experienced Real Kids photographer that he was, knew how to handle kids very well. He let Stella hold his camera (?!) and he actually let her shoot. In two minutes she was in a great mood and we proceeded with our shoot! We’ve had many years with Doods and Issay documenting our family even pre-Stella. They do family and kids photos really well.
Thank you to my sponsors for donating these gifts. Procter & Gamble Beauty gave 30 packs of goodies (Olay soap, Pantene, Head & Shoulders). Olympus donated a VG-170 camera. It was raffled off. The winner was Veejay Jimenez.
I just got this email from Doods today – We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks for your support and participation last 29 Sept. The proceeds will be used for the much needed meds that is only available in HongKong. Based on Issay’s molecular profile, this is the only drug that will work for her. Photo from Issay’s Facebook profile.
Go Issay! You’re doing a great job fighting this!
For more information on how you can help Issay with her treatments or for general photography services, contact Doods Tanabe.