Tampa, Florida -- A group of local photographers and event planners have teamed up to produce a Calendar For A Cause.
The calendar features 12 Bay area children who have had, or are currently battling, cancer.
"I want to show the reality of this disease and what it does and the faces that it affects," said photographer Ryan Joseph.
Photo Gallery: Calendar For A Cause
Proceeds from the calendar go to support the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa.
A benefit is also planned for this Thursday night at The Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach. The charity event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Joseph recently wrote the following about the event on his website:
"In this day and age of "me" and "I" and "too busy", "too tired", "maybe later", ect, ect, I am asking for your support. On Thursday, March 10th at the Don Cesar Resort Grand Ballroom, a fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Center of Tampa will be held to aid these angels afflicted with this horrendous disease. I would venture to say that just about everyone reading this post has been affected in some way or another by cancer. This is why I'm asking all of you, especially the wedding industry to please get involved.
Please visit our website below for more information as well as donations and ticket sales.
Really. What do you have to do that night that is more important than this?
For ticket information visit www.calendarforacause.blogspot.com
To learn more about the project, watch the video story on this page.
Preston Rudie, 10 News