A compilation-style book entitled “Pink Ribbons: Cancer’s Answers,” featuring contributions from cancer survivors and loved ones of those who have battled cancer was released July 31, and the sales of it will benefit patients through the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
James Boyd, author of the book from Mt. Enterprise, Texas, compiled the submissions and wrote portions as well, including information about cancer research, introspective poems and a letter to his sister, whom he recently lost to cancer.
“I really wanted to do something that would honor my sister as well as actually give hope to patients directly,” said Boyd. “During the final year of her battle with cancer, I researched a number of different programs and charities and later discovered that the National Foundation for Cancer Research is actually improving the lives of patients, every day through the hope and promise of cancer research.”
20 percent of the total sales of each book will go to support the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of the NFCR, which provides patients with financial assistance and access to advanced testing and treatments. The entries in “Pink Ribbons” include poems, dedications, stories from survivors, and letters to those who have passed.
“It is an uplifting, healing and inspirational book”, said Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr., President of the NFCR. “A pause for hope, in a continuing effort to unlock the mysteries of cancer.”
The book is published by Friesen Press, a unique company bridging the gap between traditional and self-publishing. A division of Friesens Corporation, Friesen Press has been in the book business since 1923 and focuses on independent authors.
“We are proud to be the publisher of ‘Pink Ribbons: Cancer’s Answers,’” said Marie Witt, marketing specialist for Friesen Press. “Not only is it meaningful to the author, James, but it is more than just a book because it is helping change the lives of cancer patients everywhere through NFCR. We are happy to provide a springboard for this idea and make it into a reality.”
“Pink Ribbons: Cancer’s Answers” is available for purchase online at freisenpress.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and ingrampublisherservices.com.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $275 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.