CLEANING FOR A REASON AWARDED $10K GRANT FROM THE CAREY FOUNDATION
By Lucy Lee
Lewisville, TX – August 12, 2016 – Cleaning For A Reason is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from The Carey Foundation, whose mission is to support women and men diagnosed with breast cancer with funds raised through The Tutu Project. The grant will support Cleaning For A Reason’s mission of providing free house cleaning for women undergoing treatment for cancer, while increasing our capacity to serve women with cancer in areas of high demand. The award reflects The Carey Foundation’s commitment to creating alliances with other nonprofits to support the community of breast cancer patients.
“It’s not everyday that a middle-aged man travels the country in a pink tutu just to make his wife laugh during chemo,” said Lynn Frankenfield, Cleaning For A Reason executive director. “We are incredibly touched by the courage, humor, and vision of Bob and Linda Carey, founders of The Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation. They remind us that laughter, understanding, and practical support can ease the financial and emotional burdens that come with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is isolating enough, but our cleaning partners are welcomed into the homes of women with cancer, where they help to make it a place to heal and invite others in. We are honored to be a grant recipient and to help even more breast cancer patients as a result of this support.”
The Carey Foundation awards grants twice a year through a review process before funding is considered. “Helping those that help us is why we chose Cleaning For A Reason,” said Linda Carey, co-creator and President of The Carey Foundation. “Us refers to breast cancer patients like myself. In one week I received at least four posts on my Facebook page with a link to Cleaning For A Reason. It’s exciting to discover and partner with an organization that provides a much-needed service to those living with breast cancer.”
In partnership with more than 1,200 maid services throughout the United States and Canada, Cleaning For A Reason is celebrating 10 years of dedicated service to women battling cancer. Since 2006, Cleaning For A Reason has donated more than $5.9 million in free services, helping more than 22,000 women with cancer. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see www.cleaningforareason.org.
“For Bob Carey, staying optimistic after his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis was as simple as putting tu and tu together,” said Ryan Grenoble, editor at The Huffington Post. Bob Carey is the photographer and subject of “The Tutu Project.” This series of stunning self-portraits of Bob in a tutu was originally launched to cheer up his wife, Linda, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and later went viral. It inspired Bob and Linda to self-publish a book, with the mission to use the power of humor to help cancer survivors. Proceeds from the sale of The Tutu Project related products are donated to their non-profit for families with breast cancer, The Carey Foundation. To read more about The Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation, see http://thetutuproject.com.