Seasons of Hope breast cancer calendar inspires hope, wins award

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  • ¬© Kathie Austin Photography, LLC

WARWICK — The 2015 Living Now Book Awards has awarded the Seasons of Hope 2016 Calendar, featuring 12 Hudson Valley area breast cancer survivors, a Bronze Medal.

The Jenkins Group announced the results of the Seventh Annual Living Now Book Awards, which are designed to honor the year’s best publications that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The Seasons of Hope 2016 Calendar hopes to change those odds. The Seasons of Hope Calendar captures the spirit and legacies of each of the breast cancer survivors through portraits taken by renowned photographer, Kathie Austin, and biographies written by award-winning author, Matthew S. Field.

Published by Matting Leah Publishing Company of Warwick, New York, the mission of the Seasons of Hope 2016 Calendar includes creating awareness of breast cancer, fostering prevention, and inspiring hope for people who are fresh to or fresh from the battle with breast cancer.

A portion of the profits from the sale of the Seasons of Hope 2016 Calendar will benefit the Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund for a family that has been faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.

The Seasons of Hope 2016 Calendar is on sale for $19.95 at many local retailers, online at and on The calendar makes a great gift for a survivor, anyone who has recently been diagnosed or is currently undergoing treatments. See for more information.

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