HEART & HUMANITY.
2020: PURCHASE ART WHERE 100% OF PROCEEDS SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH.
In 2020, AM Studio is focusing on philanthropy - not just 1% or 5%, but truly giving back. To kick off this giving effort, we are donating 100% of art proceeds to the American Cancer Society from commercial-scale murals, to large paintings, to clothing, to custom band covers, and corporate logos. When you order an art piece today, your donation will go directly to the ACS ResearcHERS campaign. This campaign is dedicated to promoting equality in STEM by supporting the innovative and groundbreaking oncology research of scientists from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
By partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS), the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, every AM Studio art piece will support cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research that can help save lives. This art campaign also celebrates over 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide. 15.5 MILLION. That’s huge! And although new research has fueled cancer breakthrough therapies, our work is far from done. Cancer comes in all shapes, sizes, types, and continues to be a life-threatening burden. This is a unique creative program, where clients can truly celebrate life, hope, and survivorship by linking with outstanding local artists to co-create beautiful works of art. Will you join us?
AM Studio & The American Cancer Society
Founder, CEO at AM Studio LLC - a global community of artists, luminaries, and friends who share a passion for art, culture, and giving back to underserved populations and patients.
In 2020, 100% of AM Studio proceeds are donated to charity. This year, we have focused on supporting the American Cancer Society, because we are passionate about giving hope to patients impacted by cancer. We believe that growth and purpose can be found in and through life’s most difficult seasons. While each person’s journey is unique, the use of and admiration for creative expression can evoke a deep sense of respite, discovery, inspiration, and purpose. Through AM Studio, together we can celebrate life and embrace each moment we are given. Contact us today via our instagram @aliamanettastudio, the contact page button, or visit the ACS ResearcHERS page directly via the link below.
01 THE AM STUDIO
MISSION & VISION.
Board Member, American Cancer Society LA Central Coast
ACN CAN Legislative Ambassador
I began my volunteerism locally with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Orange County and in the Los Angeles-Central Coast Area. I then expanded my efforts to a national level, raising funds for cutting-edge research, lobbying for oncology initiatives in U.S. Congress, and engaging millennials in the fight against cancer across the US. My most recent involvement with ACS includes initiatives for BrightEdge Ventures, and legislative efforts with ACS CAN in order to support US policy for development of oncology-focused breakthrough therapies (2018-2020). This past year we supported Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) and we secured $4B NIH funding, ~7.7% increase from FY2019.
02 ACS / BRIGHTEDGE VENTURES.
Medical Assistant, Sundari Mohan Hospital - Silchar, India
I've been to India six times, and have worked four consecutive summers in a small village in northeast India assisting in surgeries such as gallbladder removal, kidney removal, hysterectomies, pelvic floor repairs, and thyroids, and cyst removal. During my time as a medical assistant, I utilized tissue forceps, artery forceps, large and small retractors, ball syringes, attach teeth clamps, and inserted surgical cloth and helped stitch patients’ surgical incisions. I also generated and led several hospital development activities, and served at the Northeast India Academy for the Blind Cataract Eye Camps, and Cachar Hospital Cancer Sector. I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in, volunteer in, and travel to 30+ countries (India, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, The United Arab Emirates, Cuba, Germany, Canada, Mexico, France, The United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Israel, Morocco etc).
03 SUNDARI MOHAN CHARITABLE HOSPITAL.
Community Volunteer (Locally & Nationally)
Let Girls Learn: Hosted the "Let Girls Learn" event in Orange County to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential
Special Olympics: Volunteered yearly for the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities. At the events, I promoted children's activities designed to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. I've also spent time volunteering in India at the DISHA rural mentally disabled school.
Operation Valentine/ Santa: Created care packages for overseas military troops during valentines day and winter holidays. Managed a 10 member team of students at a holiday event where we answered "Dear Santa" letters from under privileged children each Christmas
Walk for Hope: Rallied a group of 15 women to donate and walk in the event. By walking, we not only raised funds for the fight but we also promoted regular exercise for woman and all the benefits that devolve from physical activity
04 SELECT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES.
05 HURLEY GLOBAL H20 COLLABORATION.
Hurley International H20 Ambassador
India & Border of Bangladesh
I co-founded and funded an H20 initiative in Northeast India with another Hurley advocate. During this time, we raised funds for and delivered water filters to villages and schools in the states of Assam and Manipur, and along the Bangladesh border. We also created champions who maintained responsibility of operation, maintenance, and repair activities of water treatment systems in their respective regions.