Meet Lisa Daria
In this week’s post we want to introduce you to Lisa Daria, young adult survivor, SAMFund volunteer, proud dog owner and artist extraordinaire! Among the many reasons why we think she’s amazing, here are the top 5:
She has created an outlet for cancer survivors to document their stories and share them online, calling it The Big C Visual Journal. Take a look, post your story, or just take comfort in the stories of others.
She’s committed to creating a painting a day — and is currently on #604.
She hosted a BBQ for our Survivors’ Network program at her home and has been a repeat attendee at our events in the Boston area — speaking of which, the third annual Chili Cook-Off is coming up on Saturday, January 29th, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join us!
Lisa has volunteered with The SAMFund for more than five years, donating her time and her graphic design talents to create our brochure, our business cards and our 2010 holiday cards – which were a huge hit!
Which brings us to #5…
After the success of our holiday cards at the end of last year, we thought it could be a great way to raise some extra funds throughout the rest of the year, too. So, we are in the process of creating SAMFund tribute cards (as in, you need a last-minute birthday/wedding/anniversary gift for someone and they have way too much *stuff* as it is…so you decide to spend the money in a more meaningful way and make a donation in their honor, instead!) or blank notecards — which would you prefer?
Lisa has graciously agreed to let us use her paintings for these new cards, and here’s where we need your help… because after looking through all 604 of those fantastic paintings, we can’t decide which ones we like best! We’ve narrowed it down to 5 – can you help us pick the top three?
Leave a comment letting us know your top 3, and the winning selections will be made into cards, available soon on our website! Thanks for your input!