Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Angels

I wanted to modify my recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by deciding to concentrate on some of the many heroes who have survived this terrible disease.

Whereas I would have loved to include pictures of the many moms or friends who are part of this crowd, especially with the input from a few Facebook fans, I ultimately went with a few perhaps better known names:

From right to left:

Jaclyn Smith
She played Kelly Garrett in the TV series and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run (1976–81).

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, Jaclyn Smith has this advice for anyone facing the disease: Don’t go it alone. "I believe in the power of girlfriends," Smith told Prevention magazine. "I believe that family and friends, and especially other women, can make a profound difference during cancer treatment."

Kate Jackson
Played Sabrina Duncan in the series.

Jackson is a breast cancer survivor of two battles with the disease, in 1987 and again in 1989. After a partial mastectomy and radiation, she won her fight and shared her experience to highlight the importance of mammograms. She also serves as a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association.

Kate's dimensions were 'stretched' in terms of her vertical differences to her colleagues and less pronounced in 'other areas', not because I think she was significantly different there but she was definitely dressed that way!

Farrah Fawcett, or Farrah Fawcett-Majors
as she is still known to many, played Jill Munroe in the first season of the series in 1976.

Her iconic swimsuit poster – on which this illustration is based and also helped spur my own body into puberty – is still ranked easily as the best selling poster print ever. Her hairstyle went on to become an international trend, with women sporting a "Farrah Do" or "Farrah Hair." Her hair style predominated American women's hair styles well into the 1980s.

Sadly, she was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 which required intense chemotherapy and invasive surgery. After believing to be cancer-free, she was rediagnosed with the disease some months later. She died on June 25, 2009.

Font is 8-track, with some squishing and fancy colorizing involved. But what a great name for such a groovy 70's style font!!

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