Partnerships and Supporters
Words from the artist
"I learned all I needed to know about creating art at a very young age in my grandmother’s garden—where I sat doing what as an adult I have learned to call meditating—in the midst of the quiet, yet powerfully astounding beauty Mother Nature gifts us with each day if we are only willing to spend a little time in her company. Right there, I had all I needed, that garden became my temple; as colors, textures, and movement all came together to create ever-changing masterpieces. As much as life and the world can be beautiful, and as much as I love beauty, I do my best to share their essence with you with every piece I paint; don’t neglect to linger looking at my work, or ransom a piece for yourself if you can’t seem to take your eyes off it. My paintings are my gift to the world and to everyone who falls in love with my work."
To see more of Illeana's work visit her Facebook Page.
Loving Life/Amando La Vida and Sandhills Orthotics & Prosthetics have combined efforts this past two years to ensure that breast cancer patients in the Sandhills region and local area get the much needed foundation of preventative care with the highest level of service and quality health products.
Sandhills Orthotics & Prosthetics specializes in Custom Prosthetics, Microprocessor technology prosthetics, State of the Art Spinal Bracing, Orthotic products, Mastectomy, Lymphedema and Maternity products.
Visit their Facebook Page for more information.
Jackie Veloz-Jefferson and Loving Life/Amando La Vida bring counseling services and mental health support for breast cancer patients.
Jackie Veloz-Jefferson holds a BA in Psychology and Education from the University of Miami in Florida. She also holds an Ed.S. in School Psychology from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She is a Spanish speaking licensed practicing psychological associate and is also licensed by the N.C. State Department of Public Instruction as a school psychologist.
Jackie joins Loving Life/Amando La Vida in her Psychologist capacity, to assist the patients that might need extra assistance during breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. She is working with the foundation for group counseling and individual help as required. She will coordinate events and treatments directly with the foundation.
Mrs. Veloz-Jefferson can be reached for private consult at (919)554-9232.
Jean Skipper loves life and as the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, she enthusiastically supports the mission of Loving Life/Amando La Vida through advocacy, sharing her story and butterfly designs.
Sentimental. Whimsical. Sometimes a bit of both. Jean Skipper incorporates solid copper, brass, sterling silver, found objects, and other vintage treasures into highly textured, hand stamped, and etched necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Elaborate pieces and one-of-a-kind creations are also prominently featured in her collection.
For more information visit the website.
TK Nails partners with Loving Life/Amando La Vida to bring a little TLC to the patients.
TK Nails brings beauty back to the picky women that enjoy a perfect manicure or pedicure in a relaxed environment. The personnel are caring and compassionate. During the times that a woman is experiencing medical treatments, a little pampering will go a long way. TK Nails partners with Loving Life/Amando La Vida, to bring a little TLC to the patients as needed and arranged by the foundation team members.
TK Nails, 290 Turner St, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (910) 695-1955.
Pinehurst Radiology is a physician practice dedicated to providing high quality imaging and radiology services to the Sandhills region of North Carolina since the 1970’s. Founded by radiologist Daniel Clark, M.D. in 1977 at Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst Radiology has grown through the years to 12 radiologists and two physician‘s assistant, with a support staff and management team.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit health care network located in Pinehurst, N.C. The system serves 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas and is licensed for three hospitals with a total of 582 beds, plus the Reid Heart Center, a rehabilitation center, three sleep disorders centers, three dental clinics, eight family care centers , six fitness centers, a laundry, four charitable foundations, a Hospice program, home health services, convenient care services and an insurance plan. Critical care transport, EMS and medical transport services are also offered.
The Moore Free Care Clinic is committed to the belief that health care is a basic human need. Every individual must have access to basic health care if a community is to be truly healthy.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Moore Free Care Clinic, Pinehurst Radiology and Loving Life Foundation have joined forces to make a difference by establishing a system to provide free screening, mammograms, and follow-up care to low-income, uninsured Moore County residents.