Why do this?
Photographer and writer Jennifer Langille is navigating the challenging landscapes of North America to give those she meets along the way who are, or have been impacted by cancer, a platform to share their stories. She is writing a book, expected to be available early 2020.
Project goals include:
Investigating the parallels between navigating the “physical” landscapes of North America via overland vehicle-supported travel and navigating the unknown “figurative” landscapes of a cancer diagnosis.
Providing those impacted by cancer a platform to share their story.
Publish a book that makes the reader feel hopeful while navigating their own challenging life-altering events, like a cancer diagnosis.
Raising long-term awareness for the need to improve lines of communication and support for those impacted by cancer in hard-to-access locations throughout North America.
Project accomplishments to-date:
Navigating over 20,000 miles collecting stories of those impacted by cancer and documenting the experiences of traveling around, through and over unique landscapes of America as a solo female traveler.
Building the project’s website, social media presence and establishing relationships with media partners with a vested interest in both supporting those impacted by cancer and off-road travel.
Raising over $18,000 through individual donations, which has funded five months of collecting stories of those impacted by cancer and documenting the experiences associated with navigating the challenging landscapes of America.