Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It

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We did it
On 26th August 2016 we successfully raised £2,370 with 60 supporters in 35 days

'Tumour Has It' is a one-woman show that spreads awareness for cervical cancer through performer Karen Hobbs' honest and hilarious story.

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My Story

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2014. Since then, I've discovered through working with a charity called The Eve Appeal (link below), that around 22% of women don't attend their smear test appointments and 49% are too embarrassed to go to their doctor if they think there's a problem 'down below'. There's a stigma associated with gynaecological diseases, and a fear that surrounds talking about cancer; so I've decided to do something about it. 

As a writer and performer, I have created my debut one-woman show called Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It, which uses comedy and storytelling to challenge the stigma of having a gynaecological disease, raise awareness for cervical cancer, celebrate life and loudly tell cancer that it was barking up the wrong chuff. 

I am taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, where it will be performed at the Underbelly. However, the cost of actually producing a show of this nature, far exceeded my expectations and I would really appreciate any contributions to help me raise awareness for cancer and share my story. 

A summary of the costs are shown below: 

Venue Hire and Registration = £3,066 

Production Costs = £1,674 (including sound design, theatre technician and production photos)

Marketing = £1,945 (including flyers, posters and brochure entry)

Promotional Materials = £500 (who wouldn't want to wear a badge that says 'it's just a vagina'?)

Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and read this description. I truly believe that we can use laughter to fight this scary disease together. 

Lots of Love, 

Karen Hobbs 

xxx

https://eveappeal.org.uk/

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A social media shout-out and a hug when our paths cross!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A social media shout-out and an awkward 'thank you' photo (with a nice Instagram filter).

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£25 Reward

Social media shout-out and an awkward 'thank you' video that Karen will email to you!

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£50 Reward

Social media shout-out, awkward 'thank you' video and Karen will be your wing-woman on a night out in London, or somewhere that doesn't cost a lot for her to get to.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Social media shout-out, 'thank you' video and a ticket to the show in Edinburgh (followed by a hug if you want one).

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£250 Reward

Social media shout out, 'thank you' video, 2 tickets to the show in Edinburgh and Karen performing a 15 minute stand-up set at your event in the UK.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Social media shout-out, 'thank you' video, 4 tickets to the show in Edinburgh, Karen to host your event in the UK and a 15 minute stand-up set (optional) OR host your event and give a talk about gynaecological health and awareness (optional).

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£1,000 Reward

Social media shout-out, 'thank you' video, 4 tickets to the show in Edinburgh and Tumour Has It performed at your event in the UK.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Not that this one will actually happen, but it's fun to put on here just in case. If you don't ask, you don't get....name your reward!

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