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Bodies of Courage, Tampa, Florida
May 7, 2018

50th Cancer Survivor Body Painted for Charity on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13, 2018, Tiffany Makedah Francisco flew from Southern California to Tampa to become a human canvas for abstract Artist, Lisa Scholder, and become the 50th Cancer Survivor to be body painted for the Bodies of Courage Art Collection. This healing-in-art project was a collaboration started in 2010 between Artist, Lisa Scholder, and Peggie D. Sherry, Founder/CEO of the Faces of Courage Foundation, which for over 17 years has been a Tampa based 501 (c)3 nonprofit that provides (free of charge) day outings, educational events and weekend camps for adults, children, and families touched by cancer and blood disorders.

“Cancer broke my heart, challenged my inner warrior, and scarred my body…
Bodies of Courage and Lisa Scholder provided a healing balm for my soul.”
Carol C., Survivor-Model

Bodies of Courage is an “Artistic Visual Testimony” to the strength of these courageous Cancer Survivors and for the past 8 years, Artist Lisa Scholder has transformed the lives of 49 survivors.

“This project has given them the self-empowerment and determination enabling them to see their bodies as a colorful unique piece of art.
            It’s their Celebration of Life!”   – 
Lisa Scholder, Artist

Our Bodies of Courage 50th Cancer Survivor to be painted, Tiffany Makedah Francisco, is the former lead singer of Rose Royce, known for their 1976 hit “Car Wash” which won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and also an American comedy film released by Universal Pictures.


“I’m excited about my body shame being gone!! I’ve never done anything like this
so I am Honored to have been called to something like this.”
Tiffany Makedah Francisco, Survivor-Model

Bodies of Courage 50th Cancer Survivor-Model Body Painting took place May 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Tampa and was video-taped by Jim Webb of The Webb Works, Tampa.

Watch a 7 min. video on the making of the Bodies of Courage


For Survivor Stories & Bodies of Courage Art Gallery visit: https://www.bodiesofcourage.org
Faces of Courage Foundation visit: https://facesofcourage.org

Media/Viewing: Bodies of Courage  50th Cancer Survivor’s Body-Painting   05-13-2018 10 am Eastern:
Contact: Peggie D. Sherry, CEO/Founder
Faces of Courage, Inc.
10006 Cross Creek Blvd., #519, Tampa, FL 33647
Tel: (813) 9487478; Cell (813) 389 9339; Fax: (813) 354-2619
EM: psherry@facesofcourage.org



Cancer Research

As most of you know we work very closely with the University of South Florida on several research projects that we feel are vital to helping cancer patients in the future.
These are not lab/clinical or medical research projects but more along the lines of how cancer affects patients/survivors and how we can get answers to help now….while we wait and pray that the medical researchers will find a cure.
Please read this request for participants and help if you are able. Please feel free to share with any other cancer patients and encourage their participation, Thank you!

Have you been diagnosed with cancer?
Have you completed cancer treatment in the last 5 years?
Have you been prescribed medication for pain since your cancer diagnosis?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study.
Eligible participants will be paid a $30 gift card for completing a 45 minute interview about their understanding and perceptions of the medications prescribed to manage pain after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
To learn more call: 813-557-0365
Email: coph-painman@health.usf.edu
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Spring has Sprung!

Make the most of Spring by cleaning out your closet and breathing new life into your Designer Bags you no longer use.

Faces of Courage Cancer Camps is launching a new campaign called ‘Purses for Hope and Courage’. We are looking for new, like new and gently used designer handbags/clutches/purses/crossovers to be donated to Faces of Courage Foundation. We will take the best ones use them for our Event Silent Auctions and if enough of them come in we will host a dedicated silent auction sale day.
ALL donations are tax deductible. If you will complete a donation form and insert it into your donated Designer Bags we will mail you a form for your taxes.
The proceeds generated by Purses for Hope and Courage will go to fund our Faces of Courage Programs. Faces of Courage is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that since 2004 has provided FREE of charge day outings, educational workshops and weekend camps for children, adults and families who have been touched by any type of cancers or blood disorders. Faces of Courage has hosted over 8,300 campers at programs.

To sign up to be a drop off location please contact me at psherry@facesofcourage.org.


Purses for Hope Events





Mad Hatter's Tea Party


Mad Hatters Tea

Have I gone Mad? I’m afraid so. Your entirely bonkers, but I will tell you a secret ALL THE BEST PEOPLE ARE.

Are you quite mad too? Join us for an Alice in Wonderland themed Tea, Brunch with Mimosas June 10, 2018 Empress Tea Room 12924 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, doors open at 11am……don’t be late for this important date.

Dress as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character or don your Mad Hatter style hat for this astonishing extravaganza fundraiser for Faces of Courage Cancer Camps!

If you are not one of us, not quite mad just bring your camera and enjoy the rest of us.

VIP tickets (table of six with signage) are $500, Individual (open seating) tickets are $50.

Brunch, Tea and Mimosa included in ticket price.

Silent auction items, costume/hat contest.

To purchase tickets: https://www.facesofcourage.org/events



4th Annual “It’s Too Hot” Music Fest at Skippers Smokehouse

It's Too Hot Music Fest Events

7/15/2018    3 PM- 9 PM

Join us for our Fun 4th Annual It’s Too Hot Music Festival.
Enjoy our Fantastic 6 of Tampa Bay’s Best Bands! All coming together to support Faces of Courage Foundation’s FREE Cancer Camps and Programs.​

Sponsored by Skipper’s Smokehouse at the SKIPPERDOME and Presented by the Soul Circus Cowboys!

Featured Line up and Amazing Talent include:  John Johnson, Retribution, Ronnie D & The Superstars, Soul Circus Cowboys, Phoenix, Magnum Opus  Big Raffle Prizes!

910 Skipper R, Tampa, FL 33613




1st Annual FOC Top Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Sunday, July 22, 2018  11:30AM- 4PM

To purchase tickets: https://www.facesofcourage.org/events


Upcoming Fundraisers, Camps, and Events 2018


National Survivor Day Celebration June 2, 2018 8am-Noon Moffitt Cancer Center “Free”
Alice in Wonderland Tea Brunch June 10, 2018 11am-1pm Empress Tea Room $50.00
Way Too Hot Music Festival July 15, 2018 3pm-9pm Skippers Smokehouse $10.00
Top Golf Event July 22, 2018 1pm-4pm Brandon  $75.00
Women of Color Camp August 17-19, 2018
Women’s Camp September 14-16, 2018
Kid’s Camp November 30 – Dec. 2, 2018