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Friday, November 11, 2005
Welcome to the Traveling Hope Project

This project blossomed out of the exchange between bloggers who share one common concern: cancer. If you have read the many beautiful, angry, touching, bitter, honest, caring, inspiring words, then you understand the virtual community that has been built and the value of that support. Unknowingly we have inspired one another with our words and honesty on our blogs. We have found a connection with one another and shared our hearts, our fears, our tears, and our laughter with one another. What if we could take our words, thoughts, even pictures, one step further?

How can we capture this in something other than our archives? How can we get these words into the hands of other people who most need to hear them? Through these questions "traveling hope" has become a reality.

The idea is to send several journal notebooks out to people and have them each enter a journal entry in written words or pictures (or both). Then each journal is sent off to another person and it continues until each journal is full, at which time the journals are returned. The Traveling Hope Project is open to those who have been touched by cancer: survivors, caretakers, family members, medical professionals, etc. The intention is to create a traveling exhibit to bring awareness to cancer. This is intended solely to be used to bring awareness. No one will ever profit financially from this project. The hope is that someday we can have the journals bound and copied and distributed free of charge to cancer patients.

Please consider joining this project. Share your story. Leave a legacy.

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 9:26 PM 7 comments links to this post


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful idea. I can't wait to hear more about it. What a wonderful gift to pass along. --Karen Jones (a Two Hands reader)

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Shelly said...

J, thank you for considering me worthy of an invitation to participate in such an amazing endeavor, and for the link back to me. I have added a link on my Space in the hopes that this will get some additional visibility. I am writing an entry about this project as well.

There is a new featured Space today - a woman in Arkansas who is a breast cancer survivor about to undergo her final chemo treatment. I have included your blog as well as this blog's addy in a post to her.

Finally, I have a couple of questions for you that I have forwarded via email.

I hope you are well. You are always in my thoughts.


4:49 PM  
Blogger Toby said...

a most touching and creative project that i'm sure will run the emotional roller coaster from giggles and fun to tears and anger wrapped in bittersweet memories. thank you from many people.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Greg said...

What a great idea Jeannette.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Rob In China said...

This is a beautiful idea. I can see that it is already pretty successful. I hope that this will turn into something big one day, because it is a self-less, comforting, and helpful idea for those who are inflicted with the disease.

11:11 PM  
Blogger earnest said...

Here's a useful resources on breast cancer awareness prevention tips worth a look: http://breast-cancer1.com/

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful, we would love to be part of this. Please visit us at www.lynnesmithfund.blogspot.com

8:16 PM  

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