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#MakeCancerLessScary is an email and social media initiative of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF), designed to raise funds and awareness each fall by leveraging the Halloween holiday and acknowledging that receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening experiences in life.  Make Cancer Less Scary seeks to further expand the JCCF's reach and raise crucial funding for its life-changing research.  Funds raised through Make Cancer Less Scary will be dedicated to research - funding the most promising research initiatives of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), creating more effective, less toxic approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


We need your help. This year, we hope to expand our reach, and connect with as many people as possible. The 2021 Make Cancer Less Scary campaign starts now with this Call for Artists to contribute images of their work. Starting in September, we will post the entries on our Make Cancer Less Scary website (tagging and linking the artists, of course).

Submission Categories include:
◆ Painting/Drawing

◆ Graphic Design/Lettering
◆ Makeup Artistry
◆ Fashion/Cosplay
◆ Photography
◆ Student Art (K-12)

We are asking for images of your work only! We are not asking for physical artwork. The images you submit will be posted on our website, and we will collect donations by asking visitors to vote for their favorites. If a visitor is interested in purchasing a piece, we will connect them directly to you!


Our theme is “Enchanted Creatures”.  We leave it up to the artists to interpret the theme however they choose; artworks do not have to be goth or Halloween-themed.  Artists are welcome to interpret the theme in an original composition, or submit an existing work that fits the theme.  Graphic designers and lettering artists are welcome to create their variation of the text: "Make Cancer Less Scary".

Please note that all submissions must be family-friendly.  Please avoid adult/graphic imagery, skulls, blood, etc.


Please fill out this form and attach a high resolution photo of your artwork.  One work per form, please.

THANK YOU for supporting vital cancer research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center!

Submission deadline is August 27, 2021.

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