Two Detroit journalists, Patricia Anstett and Kathleen Galligan, are launching a month-long online fundraising campaign to raise $18,000 for their upcoming national book on breast cancer surgery and reconstruction.
The book, told and photographed through the lives of women who have faced these decisions, is scheduled for publication later this year by Rowman & Littlefield. More than 225,000 American women, some as young as 20, undergo surgery every year for breast cancer, often without much information or medical consultation.
Donations to the Kickstarter campaign will pay for reporting and photography across the country, including visits to top breast reconstruction centers.
Many women say, 'I wish I would have known'," said Anstett, who has covered breast cancer extensively over a long newspaper career. "We hope our book gives women the information and insights they need. But we need your help."
Galligan is a two-time Emmy-award winning Detroit Free Press photographer. In October, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The project can been seen on bcsurgerystories.com.
Risks and challenges
We will work through all obstacles as they come, including potential delays stemming from photographer/videographer Kathleen Galligan's cancer treatment. She is doing well and we are confident she will remain a vital part of the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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