Breast Cancer tea party video debuted at 2013 survivors event at DeKalb Medical
Decatur-based branding and communications firm KPKinteractive has released a new video shot last year at DeKalb Medical’s annual tea party event for breast cancer survivors. The video, found here, was shown Feb. 19th at the event that features tea service, party hats, a buffet, and fellowship among breast cancer patients and survivors.
“We did this as a labor of love for these cancer patients and this wonderful free event that is a tradition of DeKalb Medical’s Cancer Center,” said producer Karin P. Koser of KPKinteractive. “We’re grateful to do video work for DeKalb Medical and this is a small way for us to give back.”
The story of giving back doesn’t quite end there. Koser and her team tapped into the talents of another one of their video subjects, a young man named Alex Vazquez, who was treated for a brain injury at Shepherd Center five years ago. KPKinteractive profiled Vazquez on video for client Shepherd Center, where he spent much of his rehabilitation. At the time, they learned of his hobby of making music on his computer and that he was branching into video by editing videos for his Boca Raton, FL church. He’s currently taking classes in video production as well as working as a paraprofessional at Boca Raton Community High School.
After many requests from Vazquez to help edit videos for her company, Koser finally found a project she thought was a perfect fit. Koser and videographer Rob Bellury shot the Tea Party event last year and Vazquez recently edited it, sending draft versions via Internet.
“To be able to work on something so important, something that is so inspiring, and can touch so many lives, was a great opportunity for me,” said Vazquez.
DeKalb Medical Cancer Center’s Rose McKeever is thrilled with the donated video, and it was a hit at this year’s Tea Party. The Tea Party attracts more than 40 cancer survivors. Any breast cancer survivor, regardless of where they were treated, may participate in DeKalb Medical’s free support group, which meets weekly. To learn more, call 404-501-5701.