When Linda Carey was diagnosed with breast cancer, she and her husband Bob Carey had no idea that their biggest worry wouldn't just be her health. They were shocked by the expenses associated with the disease. They were also constantly worried about how they were going to keep their photography business afloat while Linda worked on her health. They were lucky enough to have insurance, but the out pocket expenses were staggering.
In order to deal with the stress of the situation, Bob turned to his trusted camera, and "Ballerina" was born. Bob staged these self-portraits in beautiful locations as a way to cheer them up; Linda carried the beautiful, yet quirky photographs to chemotherapy and the other patients immediately thanked her for brightening their day. Bob and Linda knew the had something special, and The Tutu Project was born. They decided to dedicate the entire body of work to breast cancer patients and started the Carey Foundation in 2013 to help ease the financial burdens they experienced themselves.
Since 2013, we have impacted hundreds of US-based patients by paying for child care, rides to chemotherapy, meals, alternative therapies, lymphedema sleeves and more. Globally, we have inspired hundreds of thousands to wear tutus in order to cheer up a loved one when they need it most.
We are proud to work with Companies that Care big and small such as Bloomingdales and JetLinx to drive major donations. But it's our direct supporters that can make the biggest impact year after year.
Won't you join us in making a difference to men and women with breast cancer?
Thank you to all of our Companies that Care, group and individual donors that make this all possible.