" This project blossomed out of the exchange between bloggers who share one
common concern: cancer. If you have read the many beautiful, angry, touching,
bitter, honest, caring, inspiring words, then you understand the virtual
community that has been built and the value of that support. Unknowingly we have
inspired one another with our words and honesty on our blogs. We have found a
connection with one another and shared our hearts, our fears, our tears, and our
laughter with one another. What if we could take our words, thoughts, even
pictures, one step further?
How can we capture this in something other
than our archives? How can we get these words into the hands of other people who
most need to hear them? Through these questions "traveling hope" has become a
The idea is to send several journal notebooks out to people and
have them each enter a journal entry in written words or pictures (or both).
Then each journal is sent off to another person and it continues until each
journal is full, at which time the journals are returned. The Traveling Hope
Project is open to those who have been touched by cancer: survivors, caretakers,
family members, medical professionals, etc. The intention is to create a
traveling exhibit to bring awareness to cancer. This is intended solely to be
used to bring awareness. No one will ever profit financially from this project.
The hope is that someday we can have the journals bound and copied and
distributed free of charge to cancer patients."
[via Learfield Creative]