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Paint C Out For a Better Future

£90 of £20k goal

Raised by 6 people in 21 months
Sarah wants to raise funds to create a drop-in, in West London, to support children & young carers who have a seriously ill parent or loved one..

Sarah Mendoza, is a 45 year old Type II Diabetic, Volunteer youth worker/ artist & mum of two girls (Kayleigh, 24 and Sophia, 10) & a supportive friend to many, was diagnosed with aggressive early stage breast cancer September 2009, followed by a stage 3 recurrence July 2012. November 2014 Sarah underwent corrective surgery on her left reconstructed breast, as well as preventative mastectomy on her remaining right breast. She is now in remission, but still receiving treatment (Tamoxifen) in hope of the cancer never returning.


Sarah is known for her pro-active optimistic approach to her journey with breast cancer. She is using her experience with cancer to make improvements in support for children/young carers in the UK.
In 2009 Sarah went in search of support for her two daughters, she was told by her breast cancer nurse she could purchase books from Amazon for a youngest daughter, and her eldest daughter could turn to a webpage called http://www.riprap.org.uk. She soon realised that this would not deal with the isolation & fear her two girls were feeling. On investigating to why there were no support groups for children/ young carers in the UK, she was told by various organisations & medical staffs, that they were aware of the hole in support for families with children, but it was down to her if she believed a support group was needed within her community.

Due to the fact there was no support for her daughters Sarah went in search of a distraction. As a cancer patient money was a major factor in what Sarah could do. Yet she was determined that her cancer journey would not leave a negative impact. For her youngest daughter Sophia she created a hobby they could share, named Paint C Out, which meant combining Sarah’s skills as a self-taught artist and her youngest daughters’ new hobby collecting selfies/autographs from stars off the big screen and stage in central London.


Paint C Out is now having an Art/photo exhibit of their journey at http://www.tabernaclew11.com/paint-c-out  highlighting how they as a family painted cancer out when no support was avaliable.

Sarah also intends on walking 400 miles from London to Scarborough, August 1st, 2015. To help raise awareness to the issues children/ young carers face in the UK & to raise funds to create the drop in so desperately needed in West London.

She will also be walking the catwalk @ The Show with 31 other breast cancer survivors for http://breastcancercare.org.uk October 7th,  2015 @ Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane.

Sarah’s youngest daughter Sophia, told an actor.

“There is plenty for big people, but nothing for little people!”

This is true, because Sarah has been invited to numerous events over the six years, and not once has has anyone reached out to her two daughters to support their needs.

All funds raised from this page will go into creating http://www.kidzunitedagainstcancer.org that would act as a rest bite and provide activities that the whole family can be involved in.

Sarah & Sophia created this video to highlight the issue of isolation & fear during their long journey with cancer.


You can follow and share the Paint C Out! story via
https://www.facebook.com/PaintCOut
https://twitter.com/Paint_C_Out
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Update 16
Posted by Sarah Mendoza
20 months ago
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#RT & #Share.. Only 2 days until #PaintCOutExhibit... #Donate & #Help me #Paintwithatwist #art #Selftaughtartist improve #CancerSupport for young carers..

If you would like to help Sarah & Sophia in their quest to improve support for young carers, you can contact them via

Email: paintcout@gmail.com

Or make a donation @
http://www.gofundme.com/wc4rxt7f

Or simply show your support by #following & #sharing our story via
https://www.facebook.com/PaintCOut
https://twitter.com/Paint_C_Out
https://instagram.com/paint_c_out

All donations received will go direct into the www.kidzunitedagainstcancer.org
Community account to build a better future for young carers and their families.

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Update 15
Posted by Sarah Mendoza
20 months ago
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#RT @TheSlyStallone Leonardo DiCaprio among celebrities cancer survivor & daughter have met 2 'paint out' disease http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/leonardo-dicaprio-among-celebrities-cancer-9484204
#HelpPaintCOut #SupportForYoungCarers
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Posted by Sarah Mendoza
20 months ago
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Update 13
Posted by Sarah Mendoza
20 months ago
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#‎Share‬ ‪#‎RT‬ 15 days until ‪#‎PaintCOutExhibit‬ @ www.tabernaclew11.com/paint-c-out. ‪#‎RaisingAwareness‬ 2 issues of ‪#‎CancerSupport‬ 4 ‪#‎ChildrenYoungCarers‬ in the UK
#ImproveSupportForChildren
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£90 of £20k goal

Raised by 6 people in 21 months
Created June 8, 2015
RD
£20
Rachel Drago
20 months ago

With love to a inspiring lady xxxxx

£10
Anonymous
20 months ago
MB
£20
Marie Barnes
20 months ago

Excellent Sarah you are amazing xx

SE
£10
Stephen Edwards
20 months ago

With love to a good cause.

AM
£20
Aretha Marques
20 months ago

Congratulations on a brilliant job you do! Aretha

£10
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20 months ago
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