Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pink Hands for Focused on a Cure!

Our good friend and 2010 Focused on a Cure survivor Renda Welch, sent Karen a magazine article a few weeks ago. The image in the article showed  all of the employees of a dental office with pink hands. Renda wanted to have all of her staff do a similar portrait to promote her dental office and breast cancer awareness!

Renda and her staff came to the studio on June 1st to display their pink hands, breast cancer ribbons and of course have tons of fun with Karen.

Here are some of our favorite images from their session!

Of course Karen had to get in on the fun!!

Renda is working extremely hard on sponsorships for this year’s Piggin Out for Pink event. She has already raised over $1,000!!! We want to thank her and her staff for all of their hard work. Thank you ladies for supporting Focused on a Cure!!

Make sure to stop by Dr. Welch’s office where our 2010 FOC survivor exhibit is currently displayed.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cabarrus County Relay 2011

Relay for Life in Cabarrus County was May 14-15 at J.M. Robinson High School. This year Focused on a Cure decided to partner with our friends at Logan’s Roadhouse to help raise money for relay. We had three tents and were surrounded by our survivor exhibit.

All of the Logan’s and FOC crew were excited to be apart of Relay. Logan’s sold cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and drinks. FOC had our T-shirts, purses, jewelry and Piggin Out for Pink tickets for sale. We were also selling raffle tickets for a $250 IP gift card and FOC basket of goodies.

This year's theme was Celebrate Another Birthday. Everyone's tents were decorated with birthday streamers, cakes, cupcakes, and party decor. We were all thankful to be celebrating another year of life for our cancer survivors.

Despite the morning rain, everyone was wet but enjoying raising money for Relay.

We had the opportunity to see some of our survivors in our FOC exhibit from years past. We love them all and always enjoy seeing them. Jennifer Powell, who works at Logan’s, was the keynote speaker for Relay this year. It was nice to see Jenn and celebrate her survivorship.

Relay also gave us the chance to meet other survivors and even recruit a few to be a part of our 2010 and future exhibits!

This year’s relay was cut short due to the bad storms in the area. We had a great time at Relay and really appreciated the efforts of our friends at Logan’s for helping us with our tent. We cannot wait to announce the total amount raised at Relay. To see all of the candids from this year’s relay please visit

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kannapolis Photographer photographs new Facebook images for a Good Cause

This past Sunday we held a Facebook Party here at the IP Studio. The weather was warm and beautiful, the perfect day for a party.

Seventeen ladies joined us to celebrate and enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Each lady was treated with an IP gift card for a free one hour session and goodies from Gary at Plain or Fancy catering. His ham sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies are the best!

While everyone waited on hair and make-up provided by our friends Jesse and Courtney at CC & CO Salon and Spa. They were greeted by our vendors: The Bra Lady, Made to Match, Amy Bost 31 and Premiere Jewelry.

Everyone shopped, chatted, and had their nails painted hot pink by IP’s very own Sarah Hubbard!! Then it was time for Karen to work her magic!! Karen photographed new facebook profile images for everyone. We wanted to share some of our favorite images with you!!

Alyssa relaxes for her new facebook image! Look at those amazing blue eyes.

Whitney came out to support our Facebook Party. Whitney was our 13-17 recepient of a modeling contract from Carolina's Next Top Model. She is so beautiful

Tammy looked goregous in our blossming flower garden.

Susanne shared a fun afternoon with her granddaughter, Alyssa. What a cute image!
April looked stunning in Karen's red chair!

Of course Karen had to have a new facebook image of her own!

We will post our favorite image of each lady on our facebook fan page at All the images from Sunday will be posted on Friday, April 22nd. We want to thank everyone who participated in our Facebook Party. We raised $700 for Focused on a Cure!! That is one step closer to our goal of $30,000!! Make sure to like Focused on a Cure on facebook to keep up with our upcoming events!!