Meet our friend Shirley
"Shirley" is a wire dress form, created to demonstrate the magnitude of the impact that breast cancer imposes. She has been present at most Earlier.org events since the inception of the organization.
Shirley is a symbol of womanhood and the unity that is shared through the disease of breast cancer. Men, women & children from across the globe select a section of ribbon and write a name or names of those in their lives who they want to honor or remember for their fight with breast cancer. Some are writing their own names. Others share messages of hope and encouragement.
"Shirley" represents the courage that each one of these people has personally demonstrated in their own fight. As a whole, "Shirley" is a stunning visual reminder the of the tremendous impact of this disease and that we, collectively, must do a better job of changing the picture of breast cancer.