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Call (to Action) Time

In the entertainment industry a callsheet is a daily schedule of filming for a movie, television show, commercial or other shoot. It includes pertinent location and contact info as well as individual calltimes which is the the time by which you should be on set or location. It's usually emailed out the evening or two before the booking. The callsheet I am reviewing this morning isn't for a model gig or talent shoot, but for something far greater. It's for the charity event that I have spent the past eight months planning with my friend and colleague, Radz. Instead of cast and crew, I'll be coordinating with our incredible team of volunteers, sponsors and vendors who are all working so hard to make the fundraiser a success. Our soiree, Les Visages du Cancer | The Faces of Cancer, has been the ultimate labor of love. During the darkest moments of my journey, it felt good to have something positive to work for and look forward to. It's a celebration of how far I've come (I'm just over half-way through my treatment plan), but it's also a call to action to raise funds for a worthy cause. The purpose of the event, which is being held at The Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, is to raise money for Young Survival Coalition which serves women under forty who have been affected by breast cancer. To be facing this disease at age 35 shocked me to the core. I was introduced to Young Survival Coalition (YSC) through my oncology team at Texas Health Presbyterian and I found it to be a wonderful resource of information. YSC was founded in 1998 by three young women who were all my same age when diagnosed. They founded this organization because they were discouraged by the lack of resources available and the under- representation of young women in breast cancer research. I was inspired by this cause so much that I've just recently received my own 501(c)(3) status so that I can do even more to give back to my cancer community.

Click here for more information on our event.

Click here for more information on Young Survival Coalition.


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