Our book is a compilation of creative talents and stories of amazing breast cancer survivors. Help us inspire other survivors! Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 29, 2012.
About this project
OH MY! It looks like we will be officially funded! For those of you who are considering donating in our last 24 hours, we have many hard costs associated with the project, so anything over and above will still be put to good use. We are overwhelmed and humble and grateful right now!
Breast cancer is not pink, pretty, funny, sexy, nor the good kind of cancer.
At least one out of eight women and some men (possibly you or a loved one) will suffer from breast cancer in her or his lifetime.
Speaking from experience, we know that the scariest part of any journey is the unknown. Imagine the power of knowing that other survivors have made it through a breast cancer diagnosis and are not only surviving, but thriving!
Two amazing breast cancer survivors–diagnosed in their 30’s–found that sharing their experiences from diagnosis to living with and moving beyond cancer was critical to their well rounded life after breast cancer.
Our book, There Is Life After Breast Cancer is a compilation of creative talents and stories of breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.
Including both touching and humorous stories, our contributors hail from many different backgrounds and parts of the world. There Is Life After Breast Cancer packs big doses of courage and wisdom by letting survivors use their own words and artwork to inspire others.
Our content is ready to print and we need funds to help us self-publish our spectacular 150+ page full color book. As soon as we get that pretty green bar on our Kickstarter page that says “FUNDING SUCCESSFUL!!”, we are ready to rock!
We know it’s all or nothing with Kickstarter––our project must be fully funded or no money changes hands. We have put our heart and soul into this project, and are ready to make a giant leap for mankind. Please pledge early and often and don’t be shy. Post it on your facebook wall! Tumble it, tweet it, digg it, stumpleupon it, blog it, pin it, sharet, myspace it, talk about it on linkedIn, or shout it from the rooftops!
WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?
In addition to our unwavering love and gratitude, we have some cool prizes to share with you. The prizes are cumulative; the more you pledge, the more great stuff you get.
Please note: A portion of the proceeds of There Is Life After Breast Cancer will be donated to breast cancer research, as well as backing other worthy Kickstarter projects. We are happy to pay it forward.
WHO ARE WE?
Hayley Jo Townley is a breast cancer survivor, founder and creator of There Is Life After Breast Cancer. Hayley has dedicated herself to raising money, support and care for breast cancer survivors. Hayley lives in California with a crew of furmonsters, and her fabulous BFF husband who helps her run their real estate and property management business. She also throws terrific parties.
Margerie McNeill Manning is a breast cancer survivor, illustrator and a contributor for There Is Life After Breast Cancer. Margerie doesn’t think breast cancer is the slightest bit funny, but discovered that drawing cartoons about her experiences is therapeutic. Before and after cancer, Margerie is a general dentist, wife, and mother of three in California. She also really loves cake.
Susan Fitzgerald is our fabulous camera shy editor who has helped us bring these amazing survivor stories to life. She is a mother of two fabulous children and hails from Canada (eh?) Susan really loves ice cream.
Thanks for stopping by our Kickstarter page and considering pledging to help us bring our worthy project to other survivors because, after all, There Is Life After Breast Cancer!
You can find out more about us at www.ThereIsLifeAfterBreastCancer.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $30 or more
We will post our unwavering love and gratitude on facebook, twitter, blog, website, and write it in sharpie on our hands.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or more
First edition paperback copy of There Is Life After Breast Cancer book personalized and signed by both Hayley & Margerie.
(Prize 1 is also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Honor your favorite survivor in our special section of There Is Life After Breast Cancer.
(Prizes 1-2 also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
Greeting Card Set by Margerie (set of 6 cards chosen just for you). You can send to your friends and family, or selfishly keep.
(Prizes 1-2-3 also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (150 left of 150)
Survivor Buff® - useful, comfortable and fun, it protects your head from the cold, wind and sun (as featured on Survivor ™ the TV show). This is a special breast cancer edition designed by our wonderful creator, Hayley.
(Prizes 1-2-3-4 also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Custom digital cartoon image of backer (or kid or dog or cat or car or other submitted image), drawn by our fabulous illustrator, Margerie.
(Prizes 1-2-3-4-5 also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (22 left of 23)
You (or your company) can sponsor a chapter in the book to show your support of breast cancer awareness. (i.e. Brought to you by...[insert your name here]).
(Prizes 1-2-3-4-5-6 also included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
Hayley & Margerie's Wild Ride! Spend a wild and crazy day with our two creators on the Central Coast of California. Eating fabulous food! Laughing! Kayaking? Ziplining? Wine Tasting? Hiking? Hearst Castle? Many options to choose from, will customize to suit you (travel to/from your location not included).
(Prizes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 also included.)Estimated delivery:
- (40 days)