Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A new non-profit in Central New York aims to comfort women with cancer through photography.
The Molly Project in Syracuse offers free photography sessions for women who are dealing with terminal illness, whether they are suffering from it themselves or caring for someone else who is terminally ill.
“For a few hours they forgot that they were sick. And that's exactly what I wanted to have happen,” said photographer Tara Polcaro.
Polcaro along with her two friends Kristin Atkinson and Kristin Johnston developed the idea for the Molly Project last January. It's named after Atkinson's mother Molly, who lost her battle with lung cancer in 1990.
“My mother, Molly, she took all the photographs in the family, so we don’t have very many with her in them,” Atkinson said. “And wish we had more so we want to provide women with these pictures so they don't find themselves in the same situation.”
The photographs are currently being displayed at the Red House through Friday.
More information is available on the Molly Project’s Facebook page