Intestinal Cancer

We found a survivor from this cancer to showcase in our Cancer Portrait Series. If you, a friend, or family member is a survivor of another cancer below the belt, please contact us at Cancer Below the Belt and tell us your story. You may end up in our gallery of inspiration, providing encouragement to the thousands of others who must face the uncertainties and fears that come with a positive diagnosis for cancer.

The CBTB Team

Pancreatic Cancer

Brenda is an artist herself and understands the power of movement art possesses. She believes that faith, homeopathic medicine, and a strong mind are the keys to surviving cancer. Sympathetic to the lack of awareness, Brenda joined the campaign to become one of the paintings as a symbol of hope, endurance, and the chance to save someone through the medium she understands best.


Ovarian Cancer

Lynne is a graduate from University of Central Oklahoma where she received her degree in advertising and graphics. She has been commissioned for portraits, novel covers, and finally found her way as the director of the Stafford Air and Space Museum. Her love of art inspired her to teach one class a semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State in art history. Being a part of this campaign and spreading awareness is just another way Lynne expresses her passion for teaching and connecting with people.

Uterine Cancer

Marcy was a corporate lawyer who enjoyed her down time teaching hot yoga. She believed in going at life headfirst, and making the most of every situation. Having been in remission, Marcy’s cancer returned in late 2016 when it ultimately took her life. Before succumbing to the disease, Marcy was able to become one of the paintings that is helping to spread awareness; she continues to inspire others through her life story and her contribution to this campaign.


Prostate Cancer

In addition to being the founder and motivating force behind Cancer Below the Belt, Kelly is a prominent interior designer working from Houston, Texas.

As he will attest, life has always been about process and ones reaction to it. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he brought this outlook with him to treatment, which he believes is crucial for survival. Not wanting others to receive the same stunning diagnoses, Kelly set out to create an awareness campaign whose sole purpose is to spread awareness, and bring the “ease” back into disease.

In addition to creating some of the world’s most stunning interiors for a diverse range of fiercely loyal clients, Kelly is always on the lookout for talent–encouraging creative people of all stripes to reach their full potential. This commissioned series of Cancer Portraits from up-and-coming artist Corey Scott is a perfect example of Kelly’s tireless advocacy.


Anal Cancer

Leading international philanthropist, educationalist & Image Expert, Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability; uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Dr. Hammonds has created a name for himself by taking his passion for transforming the ordinary into extraordinary. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in the field of fashion.

Hammonds is a confident advocate of higher education. Dr. Hammonds achieved educational achievement from the following schools of higher learning: Alabama State University (BS, Special Education), Keller Graduate School of Management (MBA) and Argosy University (DBA).

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Dr. Hammonds Goes Global

The Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds brand is recognized on local and international platforms. Thanks to his massively successful approach,  generations of American, Caribbean and European men and women identify Hammonds with the most important moments in their lives—speaking engagements, fashion shows,  weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, proms, and birthdays.

As a Leader

Hammonds is the former Assistant Human Resource Manager of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus (Atlanta, Georgia), the sole proprietor of Unique Images International, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their personal brand and previous business collaborator of luxury boutique URUP designs located in Atlanta,
Georgia and Nassau, Bahamas. For more than a decade he has provided communication and leadership training programs, keynotes, and executive coaching to Fortune 500 companies, universities and national conferences.

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds is presently Academic Program Coordinator over the Fashion Retail & Management and Fashion Design Departments at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta, contributing writer for several publications, author, spokesperson and public speaker. Courtney’s philanthropic approach to fashion, cultivated thousands of people around the world to be more confident and courteous in business, education and social situations.

Commitment to Community

A committed philanthropist, he serves as the fashion ambassador of Easter Seals of North, Georgia whose mission he refers to as “venture philanthropy”.  He invests in other existing foundations that support cancer and aids care and research. He also continues to give scholarships to underprivileged youth who are talented in the arts as well as additional education funding. He has received countless awards for his charity work, including the humanitarian award presented by Easter Seals of North, Georgia.