Bodies of Courage
“A Cancer Survivor’s Colorful Canvas hand painted into Beautiful Art”
A Healing Arts Project of Cancer Survivorship
“Our primary goal is to support and focus on developing strong positive attitudes in cancer patients during their treatment process and to strive towards recovery.” – Peggie Sherry
In 2008 Artist Lisa Scholder, with the assistance of film producer Jim Webb of The Webb Works, hand painted her first breast Cancer Survivor.
The overwhelming response of her experience inspired Faces of Courage founder, Peggy Sherry, to collaborate with Lisa Scholder and Jim Webb to develop this into a “Healing Arts Project” which became Bodies of Courage and a subsidiary of Faces of Courage in 2010.
Faces of Courage, is a 17 year non profit 501(c)3 organization located in the Tampa Bay area that has served over 8,000 families by offering FREE CAMPS & EVENTS that are fun and non-judgmental to men, women, and children with cancer and blood illnesses.
To date, 49 Cancer Survivors have been painted, and the gallery of their photos has become a powerful expression of strength and beauty in survivorship.