The American Cancer Fund is dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those diagnosed with Cancer by organizing and clarifying information. Each December it hosts a 5k run with Santa, called Run Santa Run. I had the privilege of photographing the run this year.
The American Cancer Fund® (ACF) is an organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those diagnosed with Cancer by organizing and clarifying information. It’s mission is to provide free clear, independent information and research to enable patients and their families to make smarter choices for Cancer treatment with an emphasis on dignity, functionality and cure. It holds several fund raising events during the year. This year it held a 5k run at Liberty State Park in Jersey City New Jersey within sight of the New Yorks City skyline and th Statute of Liberty. These are some of the photos.
In January 2016 I went to Nicaragua as part of a delegation of PeaceWorks, a non-profit organization that works with communities throughout Nicaragua. Visit the website at http://peaceworks.org/ We visited Cusmapa where PeaceWorks works with a women’s collective that makes crafts from pine needles and with various agricultural projects dedicated to organic and natural farming; Palacagúina where we work with local farming communities, and where we climbed a mountain; Las Peñitas where we relaxed on the beach after a week in the mountains, and where we help fund a project that harvests eggs of sea turtles and returns them to the sea as they hatch; El Porvenir, a coffee growing cooperative on a remote mountain, (best coffee I’ve ever had) where we funded a medical clinic; Las Pipitas which works with developmentally disabled children; Inhijambia, which works with street children in Managua, the capital and Axayactl, a women’s empowerment group fighting violence against women and promoting women’s economic development and social justice. Theses are some of the people we met along the way.
For more pictures see slideshow below:
From the Ripple Effects website http://www.rippleeffectartists.com
“Ripple Effect Artists Inc. is dedicated to mounting cutting-edge theatrical productions of masterfully-written published works which ask bold questions and provoke dialogue. These productions, our education that empowers students, and our game-changing philanthropy boldly dare to move our audiences from APATHY to ACTION, creating a RIPPLE EFFECT in the larger community and world.”
The company recently staged Edgar Rice’s “The Adding Machine” in which a clerk who has been employed for 25 years and never missed a day of work is fired because the company is replacing him with an adding machine (the 1920s equivalent of a desktop computer). He kills his boss out of anger. He is executed and sent to purgatory. Although written in 1923 the play presents issues relevant in today’s economy. It explores the consequences of automation on society and raises questions about the morality of the displacement of workers through automation.
I had the privilege of photographing the production.
The Cockrell Butterfly Center is part of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Houston Texas. It is a domed glass structure, like a greenhouse, and the butterflies fly around free inside. These are a few that I was able to photograph during my visit.