Rethinking lung cancer, one pearl at a time.
The Pearl Project was founded to end the negative stigma of lung cancer with a simple concept – think pearls for lung cancer awareness. As the leading cancer killer in both women and men, lung cancer deserves compassion, recognition, and higher survival rates.
The Pearl Project’s social mission is core to its success, and all net proceeds from all products are donated to lung cancer focused non-profits to fund research, awareness and education. We are creating an awareness movement toward a world where no one is blamed for having cancer. The statistics are widely misunderstood and lung cancer can affect anyone.
I designed the original pendant for The Pearl Project in memory of my mother to offer a recognizable symbol for lung cancer awareness. Wear it with pride to encourage the world rethink lung cancer.
Why pearls? Lung cancer has many colors. One is clear because it's an invisible disease. Another color is pearl. Pears represent wisdom and strength. Traditionally worn across the chest, they are an iconic symbol to support a disease that deserves a voice in the cancer community.