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Saturday, March 12th, 2011
The human race has definitely showed throughout history that we won’t just bow down to any natural calamity or disease. Quoting William Ernest Henley “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. “ Yet, amidst all the technology and abundance that man has, nature truly is the one force that ceases to bow to do man’s bidding.
In February 2011, my good friend Jason Buera, a wedding photographer recently found out he had Brain Cancer. This is a disease that doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to any gender, race or nationality. It can happen to you or me. While we still search for the cure to eliminate this disease, what we can do in the meantime is to raise awareness and help people who are suffering this yet to be cured scourge. The Gray Matters project, is a fund raising and awareness project started by the friends and family of Jason. Participants will pay a fee of P1000 (there’s a student rate of P500) to join the shoot. Two kinds of photographs will be taken of each participant – one is their portrait and the other is their special Gray Matters mugshot. They will be asked to answer the question “What’s in your head?” and pose with their answers mugshot-style. Participants will be encouraged to upload their photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking sites to help spread awareness about brain cancer. Definitely a worthy cause! So please support my friend’s fight against brain cancer and other people like him.
Let’s echo this to the rest of the world and show that we won’t bow down to nature just yet!
The Gray Matters Project http://thegraymattersproject.com/