When Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2000 by artists and breast cancer survivors, there was no visual representation of what the disease looked like from the patient’s point of view. We knew that the diagnostic rates of breast cancer were dramatically rising, but we did not know why.

So, in collaboration with David Fox, Photographer, whose first wife died of the disease at age 37, we decided to show what breast cancer looks like.  Breast cancer has no code of honor; it doesn’t respect age, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status or a healthy lifestyle: and it certainly does not have any particular sense of dignity.

This project was conceived to show the spirit and the universality of who can get breast cancer. They also represent the mission and message of Find the Cause. 

Our portraits show the who, while we fund the research to find the why.

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