Friday, November 4, 2011

Beyond Skin Deep

Beauty is not at all skin deep.  L.A based International photographer Darren Tieste(who at one point was based in Manila doing a lot of fashion and advertising campaigns) recently launched The Beauty Book-- a coffee table book with images of your favorite celebrities, musicians and top models.  The clear intention of the selfless project was to raise funds in order to further research and find a solution to brain cancer. All sales goes directly to support two charities called SNOG & HEADRUSH(non-profit organizations) who both solely rely on donations.
SNOG (Sydney Neurology Oncology Group) aims to improve the management of brain tumors through targeted research, information and constant scrutiny of treatment options. The group supports the efforts of a multidisciplinary team of Doctors including Neurosurgeons, Oncologists and Pathologists. SNOG is co-ordinating research into various radiation and drug protocols used in advance treatments of malignant tumors. The Group is involved in research projects that span the epidemiology, diagnostic images, surgical approach, tumor biology and drug trials.
HEADRUSH is a grassroots, solely volunteer-run, USA Madison-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to significantly improve the future of Brain Tumor research, treatment, and survivorship. HEADRUSH proceeds directly benefit the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in the form of a Brain Tumor Research Professorship Award. .HEADRUSH spearheaded the establishment of a Brain Tumor Research Professorship at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center through the UW Department of Human Oncology.
The Beauty Book has the support of the biggest identities in the world who have all been photographed for this cause they include:  Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Dianna Agron, Dave Annable, Samaire Armstrong, Moran Atais, Selma Blair, Julie Benz, Justin bieber, Rachel Bilson, Emily Blunt, Kate Bosworth, Grant Bowler, Jesse Bradford, Mehcad Brooks, Joy Bryant, Gerard Butler, Justin Chambers, Lily Cole, Chace Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Eric Dane, Rosario Dawson, Brooklyn Decker, Jenna Dewan, Taye Diggs, Minnie Driver, Hilary Duff, Josh Duhamel, Eliza Dushku, Ryan Eggold, Carmen Electra, Kayla Ewell, Chris Evans, Fergie, Beau Garrett, Rebecca Gayheart, Melissa George, Delta Goodrem, Ashlan Gorse, Maggie Grace, Ashley Green, Brian Austin Greene, Bryan Greenberg, Ioan Grufford, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Harris, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Christina Hendricks, Paris Hilton, Anna Hutchinson, Rachel Hunter, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Jojo, Zachary Levi, Eva Longoria, Daren Kagasoff, Kim Kardashian, Stacey Keibler, Miranda Kerr, Lucus Kerr, Joanna Krupa, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Lovato, Rick Malambri, Gilles Marini, James Marsden, Leighton Meester, Rebecca Mader, Ryan McPartlin, Alex Meraz, Jesse Metcalfe, Rahda Mitchell, Sophie Monk, Dominic Monaghan, Josie Moran, Stephen Moyer, Carey Mulligan, Enrique Murciano, Petra Nemcova, Nancy O'Dell, Alex O'Loughlin, Orianthi, Hayden Panettiere, Anna Paquin, Frankie Rayder, Ryan Phillippe, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Rhys, Denise Richards, Nicole Richie, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Seacrest, Nicole Scherzinger, Brittany Snow, Jesse Spencer, Sebastian Stan, Yvonne Strahovski, Jessica Szohr, Channing Tatum, Justin Timberlake, Cheyenne Tozzi, Tahyna Tozzi, Holly Vallance, Emily Van Camp, Shantel Vansanten, Milo Ventimiglia, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington, Marlon Wayan, Ed Westwick, Shailene Woodley, Sam Worthington, and Odette Yustman.
Under the blinding lights of both the fashion and entertainment industries lies the core of human nature--heart.  The heart to selflessly contribute in solving one of the medical world's quest in finding a cure for brain cancer. A project definitely worth supporting that will benefit mankind and its survival.  Beyond the glitz, glamour and all that style is the will to save lives.

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