Young Women and Breast Cancer

The country is awash in pink--the color of breast cancer awareness. Although we are mindful that women are diagnosed with breast cancer (sadly) 12 months a year, we take this moment to honor October and David's youngest sister Ann--who is five years and counting in her breast cancer battle. Many of you know that we made a documentary film, The Breast Cancer Diaries, featuring Ann, directed by Linda and co-produced by Ann and Linda. David created a companion still photo documentary. The Diaries aired last October on Discovery Health in the United States, and is airing this week on Discovery Latin America. We are thrilled to have a Latin American audience viewing the film. Here is a snippet from one of The Diaries trailers:

The Breast Cancer Diaries Documentary movie trailer from The Diaries Film on Vimeo.

Project Pink presents The Breast Cancer Diaries: For ten years, Ann Murray Paige covered the news, but for the biggest story of her life she turned the camera on herself. When Ann, a former local news reporter and anchor is diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, she sets up a diary camera in her bedroom. Ann's video diaries--raw and true--chronicles a young mother's nine month journey with breast cancer, punctuated with humor, poignancy and romance.

Along the way, Ann--with characteristic wit--challenges everything from "drive-through" mastectomies to the role breasts play in American society.

Director Linda Pattillo, herself an award-winning former network news correspondent (ABC NEWS and CNN) spent 15 years covering wars across the globe. In The Diaries, she covers a far more intimate and personal battle--that of a young woman and mother fighting for her life.

www.projectpinkdiary.com

4 comments:

Lindsay Pitt, CSEP said...

Linda, thank you for sharing your amazing work and part of your family. Awarness and true testimonials are so important.
Lindsay Pitt

Wedding Photographer Chelmsford said...

One of my male friend had a lump removed recently. Its not just a womans thing...

Wedding Reporter said...

I like the image of bridesmaid walking in line on the right

Rosaura said...

Oh David! What a powerful story. I would love to see your still footage. Love you!