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Below are some past events that were of benefit to the cause of Bodies of Courage.
When possible, we have linked to a story, video or website.


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

* Notice: Memorial Day Ticketing sale has been extended until midnight, Friday, June 1st, 2018. * 


May 13, 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.

Past Events - Tiffany

“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/survivors-and-stories/
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



Decmber 5, 2017

Fox13’s Linda Hurtado wins an Emmy Award for her story on Bodies of Courage.

Read Linda’s Facebook post about the story and the Emmy award.

Linda Hurtado’s Emmy Award