The Celebration of Women 2012 Calendar has been created by photographer Samantha Hemsley & team to celebrate the lives of women aged 50 and over, to remember those we’ve lost through cancer, and through the sales of the calendar, raise money to help those currently suffering with the disease.
Cover girl: Clare Jury
Samantha Hemsley has an ability to create beautiful photographs that capture the essence of an individual. This was highlighted at an event held in Mallorca earlier this year to celebrate International Women´s Day, where she photographed many of the attendees. One of the women at the event, Barbra Marshall, suggested the idea of a calendar in aid of cancer victims and being a cancer survivor herself, she immediately put herself forward as a model.
Samantha was moved by the idea which was particularly poignant for her as she lost her mother, aged 58, to cancer just 2 years ago. So, inspired by her mother´s love of the fifties era and the age she was when she died, Samantha posted a note on facebook asking for models aged 50 and over. “My idea was to create images that would reflect the personalities of the models, with a hint of fifties glamour” says Samantha. “I wanted it to be beautiful, stylish and sumptuous”. Within days 13 models had come forward and the Celebration of Women Calendar 2012 was born.
Now, several months later and with the help of Denise Wrobbel, Joanna Young, Tor Cooper Evans and several other volunteers, hair & makeup artists from Salon B, the loan of venues & props including a DeLorean sports car from Auto Clasico and, thanks to the kind permission of owner Cathy Sasson, the set and selected cast members of the show Come Fly with Me, the final calendar is now for sale.
Everyone is devoting their time for free and associations offering support to cancer patients and their families will be the main beneficiaries including Dime, Project Micky and Cancer Support Group, Mallorca. A special charity association called In Celebration of Life is being set up to ensure all the money raised goes directly to help those who need it.
If you would like to be an outlet or have any queries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I am pleased to support this calendar and to share in the celebration of women. Cancer threatens us all and doing everything possible to maintain good health is at the core of both my professional and personal life. May those we have lost remain in our hearts and those who continue the fight remain in our prayers.“ Gabi Steiner
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