CHERTSEY, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Europe has launched ‘Everyone Is Art’, an invitation for people all over Europe to feature in the first giant collaborative artwork that will raise awareness of women and men affected by breast cancer.
“Samsung has supported European breast cancer charities for four years and for 2010, we want to take action through art”
By visiting www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart members of the public will be able to upload* photos of themselves or loved ones, together with information about how or why their lives have been touched by breast cancer.
1,096 of these images will be selected by British artist Samira Harris and used as a medium to recreate Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’. 1,096 is the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Europe each day and ‘Everyone Is Art’ has been launched in association with 17 European breast cancer charities.
Wendy Evans-Scott (pictured here), a 47 year old British woman successfully completed treatment for breast cancer three years ago. “I have added this photo of me to
www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. My mum and I have both battled with breast cancer and I encourage my daughter to check herself regularly. Each day, 1,096 women in Europe are diagnosed with breast cancer and we can all do a little something to make sure as many people as possible are aware. ”
“Samsung has supported European breast cancer charities for four years and for 2010, we want to take action through art,” explained Ines Van Gennip, head of CSR for Samsung Electronics Europe.
“Samsung is appealing for photos of men and women who have been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a loved one. We are also looking for photos of the hard-working and inspiring pink ribbon campaigners who take part in marathons or dye their hair pink to promote awareness.
“All of these pictures tell a story of courage and 1,096 can be used in one giant, final piece of art encouraging women to be breast aware. When you think that over one thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Europe every day, the impact of this final piece becomes even more prolific,” Van Gennip continued.
Photos may be uploaded from today, with the deadline for images on 24th September. The finished composition will be revealed on 14th October 2010, Samsung’s European Breast Cancer Awareness Day; at The Royal Exchange in Central London. After this it will be sold, with profits going to European breast cancer charities.
‘Everyone Is Art’ comes to Piccadilly Circus, October 2010
Of the 1,096 images that are chosen for the final piece of art, 20 photos will be shown on the world famous Samsung big screen at Piccadilly Circus in October 2010. This will be the first time in history that non-professional photos of real men and women are shown on the Samsung screen – London’s most iconic outdoor advertising spot.
‘Everyone Is Art’ event starring Sonique: 14.10.10
Samsung’s ‘Everyone Is Art’ campaign will culminate in a celebration event at The Royal Exchange in Central London on 14th October 2010: Samsung’s European Breast Cancer Awareness Day. On this date, ambassadors of the campaign and celebrity guests will enjoy a DJ set from Sonique and view the completed artwork.
Celebrities who have attended Samsung’s annual Pink Ribbon events over the past two years include Jerry Hall, Katherine Jenkins, Kelly Rowland, Jamelia and Beverley Knight. Even more are expected at the Samsung Pink Ribbon Celebratory Party at The Royal Exchange on 14h October 2010.
How to add your photo to Everyone Is Art*
Images of 2MB may be uploaded at www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. 1,096 photos added by 24th September will form part of the completed artwork by Samira Harris. All images uploaded may be viewed on www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. For more information please visit www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart.
– Ends –
Notes to editors
More Than Talk
‘Everyone Is Art’ is part of the Samsung More Than Talk European Breast Health Awareness campaign. In Europe, 400,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. With support through Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter, Samsung More Than Talk aims to reach at least this many women in Europe. This level of awareness could help save many lives, not only in Europe but across the globe.
By visiting www.morethantalk.eu, women can find an instant community of support and a place to make pledges to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Samsung’s pledge to raise awareness of breast cancer began in The Netherlands in 2006. Since then Samsung has donated $6.4 million to European breast cancer charities, providing crucial support for breast cancer awareness, prevention, campaigning and fundraising. This year Samsung operations in 25 European countries have joined the fight against the disease.
Interviews and case studies
The women at the heart of Samsung More Than Talk are all involved with Everyone Is Art and have moving stories to tell about breast cancer.
Wendy Evans-Scott, 47 from Surrey: Being diagnosed with breast cancer completely changed Wendy’s outlook on life. She successfully completed her treatment three years ago and has taken part in multiple fundraising events. Wendy hopes the campaign will promote breast awareness and re-assure other women that you can carry on with your life after cancer. Wendy is among the first people to upload a photo to ‘Everyone is art’ and is happy to share her photo and story behind her photo, to help publicise the campaign Emily Holt, 30 from Foxton: Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008 and was convinced her lump was a cyst. She has now finished chemotherapy, undergone major breast reconstruction surgery and is looking forward to starting a fashion course in Brighton. Amanda Jones, 68 from Surrey: Amanda lost her daughter Rebecca, aged 33, to breast cancer. Amanda has raised £145,000 for breast cancer awareness and dedicates her time to campaigning for improvements to breast cancer services, treatments and research Samira Harris, from Brighton, is the artist creating the final artwork to raise awareness of breast cancer. Samira trained at The London Institute of Art and Design and is currently developing a new studio space with an artistic collective in Lewes, Sussex
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Samsung
Breast cancer charity
Austria
Austrian Breast Cancer League
Belgium
Think Pink
Croatia
Europa Donna
Finland
Roosa Nauha
France
Le cancer du sein, parlons-en
Greece
Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer
Hungary
Cancer League
Germany
Susan G. Komen Deutschland e.V
Italy
Susan G. Komen Italia
Netherlands
Pink Ribbon Foundation
Poland
Amazonki Foundation
Portugal
Laço Association
Romania
Renasterea Foundation
Slovenia
Europa Donna
Spain
FECMA
Switzerland
Swiss Cancer League
UK
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
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Samsung Launches ‘Everyone Is Art’ – A Giant Art Collaboration and Celebrity Event to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

CHERTSEY, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Europe has launched ‘Everyone Is Art’, an invitation for people all over Europe to feature in the first giant collaborative artwork that will raise awareness of women and men affected by breast cancer.
“Samsung has supported European breast cancer charities for four years and for 2010, we want to take action through art”
By visiting www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart members of the public will be able to upload* photos of themselves or loved ones, together with information about how or why their lives have been touched by breast cancer.
1,096 of these images will be selected by British artist Samira Harris and used as a medium to recreate Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’. 1,096 is the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Europe each day and ‘Everyone Is Art’ has been launched in association with 17 European breast cancer charities.
Wendy Evans-Scott (pictured here), a 47 year old British woman successfully completed treatment for breast cancer three years ago. “I have added this photo of me to
www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. My mum and I have both battled with breast cancer and I encourage my daughter to check herself regularly. Each day, 1,096 women in Europe are diagnosed with breast cancer and we can all do a little something to make sure as many people as possible are aware. ”
“Samsung has supported European breast cancer charities for four years and for 2010, we want to take action through art,” explained Ines Van Gennip, head of CSR for Samsung Electronics Europe.
“Samsung is appealing for photos of men and women who have been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a loved one. We are also looking for photos of the hard-working and inspiring pink ribbon campaigners who take part in marathons or dye their hair pink to promote awareness.
“All of these pictures tell a story of courage and 1,096 can be used in one giant, final piece of art encouraging women to be breast aware. When you think that over one thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Europe every day, the impact of this final piece becomes even more prolific,” Van Gennip continued.
Photos may be uploaded from today, with the deadline for images on 24th September. The finished composition will be revealed on 14th October 2010, Samsung’s European Breast Cancer Awareness Day; at The Royal Exchange in Central London. After this it will be sold, with profits going to European breast cancer charities.
‘Everyone Is Art’ comes to Piccadilly Circus, October 2010
Of the 1,096 images that are chosen for the final piece of art, 20 photos will be shown on the world famous Samsung big screen at Piccadilly Circus in October 2010. This will be the first time in history that non-professional photos of real men and women are shown on the Samsung screen – London’s most iconic outdoor advertising spot.
‘Everyone Is Art’ event starring Sonique: 14.10.10
Samsung’s ‘Everyone Is Art’ campaign will culminate in a celebration event at The Royal Exchange in Central London on 14th October 2010: Samsung’s European Breast Cancer Awareness Day. On this date, ambassadors of the campaign and celebrity guests will enjoy a DJ set from Sonique and view the completed artwork.
Celebrities who have attended Samsung’s annual Pink Ribbon events over the past two years include Jerry Hall, Katherine Jenkins, Kelly Rowland, Jamelia and Beverley Knight. Even more are expected at the Samsung Pink Ribbon Celebratory Party at The Royal Exchange on 14h October 2010.
How to add your photo to Everyone Is Art*
Images of 2MB may be uploaded at www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. 1,096 photos added by 24th September will form part of the completed artwork by Samira Harris. All images uploaded may be viewed on www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart. For more information please visit www.morethantalk.eu/everyoneisart.
– Ends –
Notes to editors
More Than Talk
‘Everyone Is Art’ is part of the Samsung More Than Talk European Breast Health Awareness campaign. In Europe, 400,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. With support through Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter, Samsung More Than Talk aims to reach at least this many women in Europe. This level of awareness could help save many lives, not only in Europe but across the globe.
By visiting www.morethantalk.eu, women can find an instant community of support and a place to make pledges to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Samsung’s pledge to raise awareness of breast cancer began in The Netherlands in 2006. Since then Samsung has donated $6.4 million to European breast cancer charities, providing crucial support for breast cancer awareness, prevention, campaigning and fundraising. This year Samsung operations in 25 European countries have joined the fight against the disease.
Interviews and case studies
The women at the heart of Samsung More Than Talk are all involved with Everyone Is Art and have moving stories to tell about breast cancer.
Wendy Evans-Scott, 47 from Surrey: Being diagnosed with breast cancer completely changed Wendy’s outlook on life. She successfully completed her treatment three years ago and has taken part in multiple fundraising events. Wendy hopes the campaign will promote breast awareness and re-assure other women that you can carry on with your life after cancer. Wendy is among the first people to upload a photo to ‘Everyone is art’ and is happy to share her photo and story behind her photo, to help publicise the campaign Emily Holt, 30 from Foxton: Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008 and was convinced her lump was a cyst. She has now finished chemotherapy, undergone major breast reconstruction surgery and is looking forward to starting a fashion course in Brighton. Amanda Jones, 68 from Surrey: Amanda lost her daughter Rebecca, aged 33, to breast cancer. Amanda has raised £145,000 for breast cancer awareness and dedicates her time to campaigning for improvements to breast cancer services, treatments and research Samira Harris, from Brighton, is the artist creating the final artwork to raise awareness of breast cancer. Samira trained at The London Institute of Art and Design and is currently developing a new studio space with an artistic collective in Lewes, Sussex
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Samsung
Breast cancer charity
Austria
Austrian Breast Cancer League
Belgium
Think Pink
Croatia
Europa Donna
Finland
Roosa Nauha
France
Le cancer du sein, parlons-en
Greece
Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer
Hungary
Cancer League
Germany
Susan G. Komen Deutschland e.V
Italy
Susan G. Komen Italia
Netherlands
Pink Ribbon Foundation
Poland
Amazonki Foundation
Portugal
Laço Association
Romania
Renasterea Foundation
Slovenia
Europa Donna
Spain
FECMA
Switzerland
Swiss Cancer League
UK
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
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