Description This picture means a lot to me in many ways. It was taken during the 2007 Relay For Life at Penn, an event that I helped to start back in 2004. It’s an event that brings cancer awareness, along with celebrating survivors and honoring those who perished from this terrible disease.
Each year, “Luminary Bags” are set up, each with a name of a loved one in honor of or in memory of an individual who had cancer. Candles are put in each bag, and this year we arranged them to spell out the word “HOPE!”
I was able to sneak up to the upper deck of Franklin Field with my Pentax camera that I was using for a black and white photography class and get this picture.
My mom is alive today because of the work done by organizations like the American Cancer Society. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, and through treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, she fought through it and is a survivor.
With every print of this picture sold, I will be making a donation to the 2008 Relay For Life at Penn. Check back on this site to see periodic updates on the amount donated. In addition, I’ll be raffling off a 36″ x 24″ framed version of this photo at the event this year, and all the proceeds from that raffle will be donated to Relay.
Relay For Life at Penn was started back in 2004 in conjunction with the American Cancer Society by undergraduate students to raise money for cancer research and advocacy and to date have raised over $200,000, including $135,000 at the event in 2007. For more information about this year’s event, please visit http://events.cancer.org/rflpaupenn.
Corey Hulse, Philadelphia Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement Corey works in the field of business intelligence but on the weekends dabbles in both photography and finding good places to have brunch.
He's slowly adding stuff to the website, but in the meantime he has a limited offering of some of his work available. More will be added soon.