FEB. 22, 2005 | Friends and family of Camille Fuller aren’t afraid to display their affection for her. Or anything else, for that matter.
Fuller, of Birmingham, Ala., is currently undergoing treatment at the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 2004. The combined costs of treatment and travel to Little Rock took a toll on the savings of Fuller, 32 and her husband, Todd. Her supporters, who designed a Web site, www.helpcamille.com, to promote her cause and raise awareness about multiple myeloma, debated on ways to help raise money to offset Fuller’s expenses. One friend raised the idea of printing a calendar featuring photos of those closest to her wearing virtually nothing, arguing that even if the calendar didn’t raise any money for Fuller, it might help raise her spirits.
Dubbed “Bearing Our Souls for a Cure,” the 2005 calendar features photos of many of Fuller’s loved ones, several of them in various states of undress. Local singer Harry Wingfield strums his strategically placed guitar while gallery owner Veronique Vanblaere displays herself as well as the artwork of one of her exhibitors. The back cover features Fuller’s husband, Todd, and their infant son, Owen.
The calendar is on sale at a variety of shops, galleries and restaurants in Birmingham, with all proceeds going toward helping Fuller pay her medical bills and transportation expenses. It can also be ordered by calling Gaia's at 1-800-532-2761.
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