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.
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.
“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
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.