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The Tutu project for breast cancer

The word cancer is Scary (with a capital "S"), so it's only natural to find yourself scared of the unknown that comes with an actual cancer diagnosis. 


Still, in the middle of that fear, it's important to try not to allow that diagnosis to deprive you of your spirit and life through the treatment process. Easier said than done ... That's why The Tutu Project touched our hearts so deeply, from beginning to end.

While the project started out as a way for husband Bob Carey to ease his wife Linda's mind through laughter as she battled breast cancer, it has since turned into much more.

Bob began with a simple project for his wife, by photographing himself in a tutu to give her something to look forward to and laugh at while going through treatment. As he says in the video posted below, "When Linda would go in for treatment, she would take the images on her phone and the women would look at them and it would make them laugh and make the time pass."

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However, over time they extended the sentiment to others within the community and it has flourished into the Carey Foundation -- a charity focused on cutting the cost of breast cancer treatment, for survivors. 

Although their site aims to "raise funds for women, men, and their families to ease the financial burdens that come with breast cancer diagnoses," they pride themselves on the uplifting portion of the project -- men in tutus:

Oh, and those laughs, we make sure to share a lot of them along the way. That's why The Tutu Project is more than a place for financial support, it's a hub for community engagement, emotional healing, education, resources, and venting on life's frustrations. 

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. #HappyMonday #nypd #abc7ny #TimesSquare

A photo posted by The Tutu Project (@thetutuproject) on

In addition to partnering with nonprofit organizations, they also donate a percentage of the proceeds from their online shop, where you can grab some tutu gear in all (well, enough of) the wonderful colors your heart desires. 

Frankly, there's no better time to get involved, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month -- now may very well be the time for us to #dare2Tutu.

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Image via Bob Carey/The Tutu Project

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