Are you a designer? You will want to know about this great project. I even bet, if you have a heart, you’ll want to get involved. Both of this is possible. Let’s start by telling you, what Design versus Cancer is all about. The next step is up to you. If you are not a designer, you’ll want to know about that project, too. Help it grow. Let’s support this great cause and make the world a better place…
Design vs. Cancer: An Idea Picking Up Speed
It all started when Peter Deltondo’s mother got diagnosed with cancer. Her work life more or less broke down, so did that of her husband, who also needed to cut down work hours to help his wife get through the hell that had suddenly sucked her in. Peter wanted to help his parents financially and decided to add a store to his own website. All the profits from that store, in which he wanted to sell design products, were supposed to help pay the enormous amounts of medical bills that were coming in quicker than anyone would ever have expected.
As Peter talked to other designers, telling them about the problem and his idea to soothe it, it quickly became clear that they all wanted to get involved. The idea went bigger, from helping one human overcome the darkest period in life, to trying to help as many humans as possible. They went to Kickstarter to have the concept crowdfunded, and it worked.
This video tells the story better than I ever could:
Design vs. Cancer: Get Involved
This weekend, Design vs Cancer started officially. At the time of this writing, you are still entitled to save 15% off of the regular prices of the shirts, posters and accessories they sell there. Design vs Cancer pays participating designers and donates all the remaining profits to their charity fund, from where individual cancer patients are supported. Additionally, they do donate 5% of their profits to the research on cancer. The pharmaceutical industry should, yet they prefer to put more money elsewhere…
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Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.