START FROM THE BEGINNING. TELL ME ABOUT THE DAY YOU STARTED THIS BATTLE. TELL ME THE STRUGGLES. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.
Seeking Sonder is a fast growing nonprofit organization based out of Nashville, TN. Founded by a group of women wanting to give back to other women, we created a company that raises donations to help operate our mobile airstream studio, where we photograph women battling cancer to bring hope, confidence, and self worth. Our mission is to remind women that they are beautiful and strong.
Spring 2017 we wanted to keep growing. Our goal is to reach more women across the country, and give back to the local communities supporting them and their families, so we decided to begin the I MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE - RACE FOR CANCER. This brought our little airstream dream into a full functioning community event. We teamed up with professional athletes, musicians, and companies to help build our network.
sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Have you ever had a push towards a life you weren't sure you were ready for? Giving up the conventional way of life; a successful career, your home, and leaving loved ones? Well thats where we begin, packing up everything and giving our services away for free to anyone who needs them...
women empowering women
creating a world in which we do not have to feel defeated by cancer
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Because we give our services away for free we rely on people like you. Individuals who understand that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as our own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you. Here we give you a chance to be a part of their story, to join our community of women fighting for their lives.
CREATING COMMUNITY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
We have started on our adventure, we have purchased a 24 foot 1973 vintage trailer and gutting it. That's right completely gutting the inside painting it all white, installing a makeup stand in the front room along with an editing desk. We will convert the entire tail into a photography studio. Here you will see a victorian couch for clients to use as a prop, and a corner for dramatic backdrops. This is where we remind women you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner to which you live.
“WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, RELIEVE SOME STRESS AND PROVIDE SOME FUN.”
— KATRINA COOK - FOUNDER
There are now openings in our ambassador program for college students across the country! Students can join or start a Crew on their campus and together engage in fundraising events, win awesome gear, and receive volunteer hours for yourself or your club. To learn more about our college campus event opportunities look here.
This is an exclusive Crew of college students, fraternities and sororities determined to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. Each crew is limited to 20 members so join the one on your campus or start one up before it is too late.
“Because the ones crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.”
- Steve Jobs
HOST A LOCAL EVENT
Thank you for considering hosting a fundraising event to benefit Seeking Sonder. Fundraising is one of the most important functions for any nonprofit. The monies raised make it possible to provide support and information to people all over the United States. Our goal is to directly help those with cancer in your local community.
If you are interested in holding a fundraiser for Seeking Sonder, a great first step is to contact us for suggestions on how to proceed. We can first help you identify whether or not there is an existing Seeking Sonder chapter in your area. If there is, you can contact the chapter leader to see about partnering on the event.
If there is not a chapter in your area, the Seeking Sonder team can help you plan your event. There are rules about fundraising with the Seeking Sonder name and/or logo that we can help clarify. We also have recommended vendors who can make the job easier. Contact Seeking Sonder early in the process to ensure success with your event. When you have ideas and plans for your event, complete and submit the Fundraising event application form below to get started.