October 7 was the Preview Party for the 2008 Project:Tomorrow Exhibition at Boston Children's Museum. Invited guests included families and friends of the nine Young Photographers and members of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Cancer Center staff.
The Young Photographers and the Parents whom were photographed were allowed to enter the show about 15 minutes before the rest of the guests so that they could have a moment to view the images for the first time privately. Then, we all descended on the gallery.
I think the operative expression here is..."a picture is worth a thousand words"
A special moment for a mother and her Young Photographer daughter whose father succumbed to his gallant battle with cancer a week before the Preview.
To close out the festivities, Dr. Paula Rauch Founder of Massachusetts General's PACT program did the honors by thanking all who made the event possible....
...and I got to give out "diplomas" to the Young Photographers.
I am sure that a good time was had by all and that this was an experience that these kids will not forget for a long long time.
For me personally there aren't words to express the gratitude that I feel for having had the opportunity to share the experiences I did with these amazing kids and their equally amazing parents.
And last but not least I would be remiss if I did not thank my "project angel" Dola Stemberg for her generosity, vision and direction. Without her Project: Tomorrow would never have happened. Thank you a thousand times.
Dola with Museum President Lou Casagrande.