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Smile for a Cure to Benefit the National Canine Cancer Foundation – Featured in the Examiner & Johnson’s County Gazette

My friend and amazing writer Darath Smith compiled a wonderful article for the Examiner, covering my upcoming Smile for a Cure promo to benefit the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Click here for the full link which includes a slideshow of photos from past sessions of dogs fighting cancer.

Photographers unite to raise funds for canine cancer research
By Darath Smith

A Kansas City photographer that’s been published in Dog Fancy and Life + Dog (among others) is doing her part to raise awareness and funds in the fight against canine cancer. On select days during the month of August 2013, Jennifer Hague of FixYourImages Photography will be donating 100% of her session fees to “Smile for a Cure”, a pet portrait charity benefiting The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF).

NCCF is a non-profit that is working to eliminate cancer by funding grants to researchers who are searching for treatment, cures and a better means of diagnosing the disease. The NCCF Research Grant Program’s purpose is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high-impact and innovative cancer research   100% of session fees on select August dates will be donated to “Smile for a Cure”. Visit www.fixyourimages.com to schedule now!

“The passion that moves us forward is from experiencing what Cancer really does to the ones we love. We are driven because there is a hole in our soul where once was the love of our dog.” -Gary D. Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF   “Smile for a Cure” was founded by Nunthany Johnson, a pet photographer from North Carolina. Many pet-loving photographers from across the country are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs with cancer and the owners who love them. “Smile for a Cure” is a direct result of cancer “hitting home” when Johnson’s own Bichon Frise was diagnosed with a fatal cancer of the blood vessels. Sadly, her dog Max lost his battle on June 3rd, 2009, just three months after he was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma (H.S.A.).   During a special promotional period, participating pet photographers donate 100% of their session fees to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. “Smile for a Cure” is NCCF’s top fundraiser, raking in $19,731 according to NCCF’s website.

“By booking a session, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of dogs; as well as humans, making this all the more important. The National Institute of Health has gone on record to declare that much of the research on canine cancer applies to human cancer as well.” -Gary D. Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF. To learn more about Smile for a Cure, visit www.smileforacure.org.

Photographer Jennifer Hague is a nationally recognized pet photographer and photo restoration artist. For much of her life, Hague thought that she would be a journalist and in 2003 she graduated from The University of Central Missouri. It wasn’t until two years later that she realized her love for photo restoration. “I found joy in repairing memories that appeared beyond hope at first glance.” -Jennifer Hague

Hague expanded her services to include pet photography and the rest is history. She discovered that the art of capturing memories was her calling and she’s been taking beautiful photos ever since. Recently, she added a special division called Going with Grace. Going with Grace was created to encourage owners of senior or terminally ill pets to photograph them prior to their crossing over The Rainbow Bridge. The photos provide a lasting memory of a better time, a time when a beloved companion was here in body and not just spirit. For more information on Going with Grace, visit www.petsgoingwithgrace.com.

To schedule an appointment with Jennifer Hague of FixYourImages Photography, email jennifer@fixyourimages.com or reach out to her on Facebook or via the web at www.fixyourimages.com.   If you don’t live in the Kansas City area, visit www.smileforacure.org to see a list of participating photographers in your area.|

Johnson’s County Gazette also ran this article. You can see the full newspaper online by clicking here.
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