By Anna Skinner
Families tend to stick together in the face of adversity, and that is just what one Fishers mother and son duo did.
When Cameo Moore was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she completed chemotherapy and radiation. Yet her son, Cameron, wanted to help as well.
Cameron, a seventh grader at Fishers Junior High, had a “Make a Difference” project for school. He decided to really make a difference for his mom and others diagnosed with breast cancer by forming a Race for the Cure team called Team Cameo.
Just his team alone raised $6,006. Cameron had 114 participants and he was the 11th highest individual fundraiser in the state.
“Because of his success and our story, I was invited to be a model at the Project Pink Fashion Show at Region Tower Rooftop,” Cameo said. “I, along with other survivors, co-survivors and local celebrities, will be modeling creations by students from the Indianapolis Art Institute that are made from repurposed Race for the Cure T-shirts.”
Even before she was diagnosed, Cameo always participated in Race for the Cure through her work. Now, she can make an appearance at the fashion show cancer-free because of her son’s efforts.
“The Project Pink Fashion Show is giving me the opportunity to get some of my confidence back since my diagnosis and treatment,” Cameo said. “Being diagnosed with cancer made me feel very vulnerable in every aspect of my life … I am forcing myself to be brave enough to walk down the runway because I will be in the company of other survivors and will be raising money for local breast health services and global breast cancer research.”
The Project Pink Fashion Show is Sept. 2. Anyone interested can purchase a ticket to attend the event or donate $1 by voting for Cameo at http://komenindy.org/indy-events/project-pink-fashion-.