I’ve got my t-shirt.. you can get yours too.. http://www.marcjacobs.com
“Protect The Skin You’re In” T-shirts—featuring Heidi Klum, Helena Christensen, Dita Von Teese, Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham – baring all for skin cancer have been reissued and are available only at Marc Jacobs stores. “Protect Your Largest Organ,” featuring Brandon Boyd and Mr. Jacobs are also available.
“The public awareness generated by the T-shirt campaign is enormous, not to mention the funds that have been raised,” says Dr. William L. Carroll, director of the NYU Cancer Institute, who notes that proceeds of the sales of the T-shirts benefit IMCG. “We are grateful for the generosity of Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy in allowing the NYU Cancer Institute to focus on research and advancing clinical care.”
The campaign was launched in 2006 when Mr. Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy, president of Marc Jacobs International, LLC and a melanoma survivor, persuaded celebrities to pose in “the altogether” to raise awareness and funding for the deadly disease. Celebrities, who posed despite the advice of agents and managers, include Winona Ryder, Rufus Wainwright, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, and Selma Blair. Photographer Brian Bowen Smith traveled around the world multiple times for celebrity photo shoots for the project, which pays tribute to the late Dr. Jesse Rubin, a former dermatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“Marc and Robert have taken very personal experiences and used their creative energies to truly impact the direction of melanoma research and care here,” says Dr. Richard Shapiro, a surgeon at the NYU Cancer Institute, who treated Mr. Duffy and notes that his former patient has committed to supporting this campaign annually. “We are forever grateful.”
Diagnosed with Skin Cancer just last year… this crusade has become MORE than personal. Im just one of the lucky ones.. Please.. get a skin screening and PROTECT THE SKIN YOUR IN !
Create a great day !
Wow that t-shirt is so cute! I can’t imagine being diagnosed with such a serious condition. I’m sure you’ve handled it with utmost grace and love, as always. LOVE your blog!!!!
The entire collection of t-shirts is fabulous.. but hard to get ! So when you see a new one pop up.. act/dont think about it ! And thank you, was a bit of shocker to say the least.. but grateful for early detection. I would NEVER have thought to get a screening.. at the urging of my brother I did. so for all out there..if you think you dont need a screening.. YOU DO ! GO.. Glad too you are enjoying the blog. Its a fun journey. Create a great day !
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