Being able to share my voice is a gift I don't want to ever take for granted. This blog is a window to my heart & my business. You'll be able to enjoy my latest sessions & photography tips. But I'll also be sharing more of my passions like pursuing a simpler lifestyle and personal images from our day to day.
Last month, I had the honor of being one of five area photographers selected to photograph the Pink Ribbon Girls: Ignite the Fight event at UD Arena. I wanted to share these pictures with you sooner, but I feel it’s only befitting that I’m sharing them during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Pink Ribbon Girls mission is to “balance the fear and uncertainty that breast and other women’s reproductive cancers bring to individuals and families by providing free direct services, education, and support.” Pink Ribbon Girls’, PRG, support includes delivery of healthy meals, housekeeping, transportation and peer support to the individuals and their families. What is even more amazing is that they provide so much more emotionally just by being there and being willing to spend their time helping others. The PRG family’s vision is that “No One Travels this Road Alone.”
Just from this one night, I witnessed how much the staff, volunteers and corporate sponsors love and care for the families in our community that are coping with a breast cancer diagnosis. Then, I started to hear the stories of breast cancer survivors, children of survivors and knew that this was a special group of people. Many of the PRG staff and volunteers are breast cancer survivors wanting to make certain other families know that they are not alone. Being able to be a part of this amazing event was a humbling experience and I am so glad to know that we have PRG in our community.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the support of Pink Ribbon Girls, please contact them through their website! They are always looking for volunteers at their many area events, especially as they continue to expand into Cincinnati and Columbus.
To see more pictures from the event, please visit Elizabeth Burns Photography on Facebook.