DETROIT JOURNALISTS BEGIN FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN FOR UNIQUE BOOK ON BREAST CANCER SURGERY AND RECONSTRUCTION CHOICES
JAN. 13 _ Two Detroit journalists, Patricia Anstett and Kathleen Galligan, are launching an online fundraising campaign today to raise $18,000 for their upcoming national book on breast cancer surgery and reconstruction.
The book, told and photographed through the lives of women who have faced these decisions, is scheduled for publication this year by Rowman & Littlefield.
Galligan is a two-time Emmy-award winning Detroit Free Press photographer diagnosed with breast cancer six months after she started working on the project. “If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody,” Galligan said. “This book is about choices.
A quarter-million American women, some very young, have these surgeries every year for breast cancer, often without much information or consideration. Many women say, ‘I wish I would have known’,” said Anstett, who has covered breast cancer extensively over a long newspaper career. “We hope our book gives women the information and insights they need. But we need your help.”
Donations to the month-long Kickstarter campaign will pay for reporting and photography across the country, including visits to top breast reconstruction centers.
For further information or to make a donation, go to http://bcsurgerystories.com.