Thursday, February 24, 2011

The D.A.D. Project

Two sisters, Emily and Serena, operate an online fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. As a member of the Capital Crafters Team on Etsy, I contributed an item of mine to this fund raiser. Serena's work is here.


Welcome to The D.A.D. (Drawing A Day) Project - an ongoing, online, art-based fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada.

We are two sisters, Emily and Serena. Our father was diagnosed in May 2009 with metastatic stage 4 colon cancer in his lungs and liver. After a courageous year-and-a-half battle, he passed away in early October 2010.

One of the toughest things we faced when our Dad was sick was this overwhelming feeling of helplessness. As we are both illustrators, we launched The D.A.D. Project in June 2010 as a creative effort to give back to an organization that helped our father, and that helps so many others who are fighting cancer.

We are continuing this project as a tribute to our Dad whom we miss everyday.

Every weekday, we will take turns posting a new piece of artwork, which will be put up for sale as giclee prints here in our shop. Ten dollars ($10 CAD) from every print sold will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada.

We will also invite other artists to participate by donating a piece of their artwork to our shop; we aim to make this a weekly feature.

***It's a win-win-win situation!***
If you like and decide to purchase something from our shop, you will be contributing to a great cause; and, of course, you’ll get something to hang on your wall!

We will collect funds as we go and make quarterly donations to the CCS. The other money we collect will cover administrative fees, such as: etsy and paypal fees, giclée printing, web domain and programming, and so on.

As an added bonus for us, we get to work on a creative project together, with a purpose that’s obviously very close to our hearts.

CCS Team Page:

And below is an example of Emily's work.

And here I am shown with Emily as she holds the hat stand or wig stand I donated to her online store.

See for more examples of Emily's work and that of her sister.

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