MIGHT - An exhibition by Samantha Gare. Supported by Curious Duke Gallery and Bloodwise.
Curious Duke Gallery are proud to support Samantha Gare and Bloodwise by helping raise money for individuals diagnosed with blood cancer.
Curious Duke and Samantha Gare would like to to take the opportunity to raise money for Bloodwise a charity that fund world leading research and offer expert information and support to anyone affected by one of the 137 different types of blood cancer. 50% of all sales of Samantha Gare's art work will go towards Bloodwise.
A Statement from Samantha Gare:
'At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia, call Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML). Before 2000 my prognosis would have been very different to today, with an average life span of 3-6 years. 3-6 years! Whenever I read this I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky and forever thankful for the research into blood cancers. Although CML is not currently curable, my treatment now only consists of a daily pill! I was so surprised when I was told this treatment even existed, assuming I would have to undergo fully fledged chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Unlike conventional chemotherapy drugs, this ‘magic bullet’ drug targets the cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. Not only has this changed my own life, and many others, but has also been described as the dawn of targeted cancer treatment.
Unfortunately there are so many types of blood cancer still affecting and taking many lives and it’s charities like Bloodwise that have helped fund the research for treatments like mine. Therefore I’m so proud to be able to support Bloodwise by doing something I love. 50% of all sales from this exhibition are going to Bloodwise. Donations will:
· fund research into cures, for every type of blood cancer
· develop better tests, so people can get a quicker, more accurate diagnosis
· help us raise awareness of blood cancer
· provide expert information and practical support, for every person affected by blood cancer
We all have our mountains to climb, usually mine are drawings, but as I conquer my own metaphorical mountain, I’m forever thankful that I can enjoy the view on the climb, that my heart is still beating, and life is still there to be lived. Getting cancer is very unlucky and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but I’m also finding this experience strangely positive, making me cherish everything I have, living life to the full and fighting for the things I believe in.'