Monday, October 18, 2010

Tree of Hope - A Project for Breast Cancer Awareness

A while back, my wife, Stephanie, asked me if I would be willing to assist her and her friends in a project they were working on at SFA state university. They had entered a contest of which the main goal is to spread breast cancer awareness.

Both my mom, and my mother-in-law have beaten breast cancer, so it was a no brainer to lend a helping hand.

We wanted to create something that was both informative, and esthetically appealing to the eye. We felt that the more beautiful the display, the more information the viewer would take in. Art creates strong feelings, and strong feelings are needed in the fight against breast cancer.

Part of the competition was to make the display as visible as possible, so arrows were added all throughout the building, leading students and professors to our "Tree of Hope."

The display is located on the third floor of the math building at SFA.
^Sorry for the bad lighting. I'll try to get a better picture later^
Upon closer examination, you will notice the soil is made up of statistics, facts, and knowledge about breast cancer. From this soil of knowledge, a tree, made of many awareness supporters and survivors is born. The trunk and limbs are made of large companies who have made considerable donations. The limbs are bursting with flowering hope; yoplait lids to be turned in for further donations.

I think we have created a meaningful, artful, informative, and beautiful display, for a worthy cause. I am thrilled to have been allowed the opportunity to work on such a project. Thank you all!!


Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lance,

What an awesome job you all did. Thank you for sharing this with us, and thank you for being man enough to pitch in! God Bless you all.


Lance said...

Meri, it was my pleasure. Thanks for stopping by!

Malissa said...

What a sweet and inspirational project! You should all be proud!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a nice, inspiring tribute.