Wearing nothing but a smile

by Brittany Atkins in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

Wearing nothing but a smile

£2,450

raised so far

88

supporters

Boob-shaped running routes, life-drawing classes and art auctions will raise funds for a breast cancer survivor's vital dental treatment.

by Brittany Atkins in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 2nd February 2022 we'd raised £2,265 with 83 supporters in 67 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Why we're raising funds

After nine long and hard months of treatment, my mum has emerged victorious in the battle against breast cancer. But the road to recovery is not yet over.

Chemotherapy was an immensely effective drug in my mum's case which has saved her life. Unfortunately chemotherapy doesn't differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells, so while it powerfully fights against cancer it fights the rest of the body with just as much vigour, resulting in serious and wide-ranging side effects for many.

For mum, a long-term side effect she has been left with is severe tooth movement and decay. Although prescriptions are free for cancer patients on the NHS, dental care is not.

This comes at a time, like for many cancer patients, when mum has suffered a significant decrease in her income due to being unable to work for a lengthy period of time.

She has already had several teeth removed and has been quoted just under £12,000 to make eating, sleeping and living comfortable again.

What we're doing

My aim is to raise £5000 to make a significant contribution in saving my mum's smile.

To do this we shall be hosting a virtual life-drawing class organised by those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer, we'll also be auctioning original and specially commissioned art as well as raffling boob related merch.

In addition, I'll be running 100KM over boob-shaped routes through the month of January.

How you can take part

- Host a fun night in, treat yourself to a mindful creative activity or gift something a bit different for Christmas this year with an online life-drawing class

- Help reach out to businesses requesting boob merch to raffle, then buy a ticket!

- Simply donate and feel good

How else you can support

I'd like to urge everybody to sign the following petition to make dental treatment free for all cancer patients. I have seen and experienced first-hand how traumatic a cancer-diagnosis is followed by how all consuming and debilitating treatment can be. The last thing a cancer patient needs is the financial stress and burden of dental care. https://www.change.org/p/free-dental-treatment-for-cancer-patients-change-the-law


Rewards

This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Sweaty updates of January boob runs

In my latest fundraising efforts, I am running 100km over January sticking strictly to boob-shaped routes. To see the shapes I create on Strava and for sweaty selfie updates, make a generous donation and share your contact details. :)

£50 or more

Personalised thank you video

I'm not famous yet, but imagine if I am one day, how cool would that video be?

£10 or more

Secret Santa - gift an online life-drawing class

* 24th Jan 2022, 8 - 9PM * Feeling uninspired as to what to gift this year for Secret Santa? Gift an evening of art and sophistication and the opportunity to learn a new skill from their own home. The talented Rowena Cox Willmott's dulcet tones will guide beginners and experts alike through how to draw the female form, accompanied by a specially curated playlist. We'll send a festive e-card so you can print/forward and gift this to a friend.

£10 or more

Wearing Nothing But A Smile Online Life-Drawing

* 24th Jan 2022, 8 - 9PM * If you're a novice to drawing nudes or a professional artist, join us for an evening of sophistication from your own sofa. Let the talented Rowena Cox Willmott's dulcet tones guide you through how to draw the female form, accompanied by a specially curated playlist. This class will be hosted on Zoom and has been inspired by 2020's Save A Life Drawing.

£20 or more

Wearing Nothing But A Smile Online Life-Drawing

* 24th Jan 2022, 8 - 9PM * If you're a novice to drawing nudes or a professional artist, join us for an evening of sophistication from your own sofa. Let the talented Rowena Cox Willmott's dulcet tones guide you through how to draw the female form, accompanied by a specially curated playlist. This class will be hosted on Zoom and has been inspired by 2020's Save A Life Drawing.

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