Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink announces the “Sharing Our Air” photo competition and “virtual dive.” The competition, organized by Dive into the Pink and supported by Dive Photo Guide, is one-time event, specifically aiming to support collaborative research between Duke Dive Medicine and Diver’s Alert Network on the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection on diver fitness. Prizes include a trip to Anilao, sponsored by Crystal Blue Resort, and a trip to Papua New Guinea, sponsored by Lissenung Island Resort. The judging panel is made up of professional underwater photographers Mike Bartick, Renee Capozzola, and Tobias Friedrich. The contest will be open for entries from May 8 through June 5, 2020 at this link.
About Dive into the Pink
Dive into the Pink was founded in 2016 by Allison Vitsky Sallmon, a breast cancer survivor, veteran scuba diver, and underwater photographer, who wanted to raise money to fight cancer by mobilizing the scuba community through dive charters and dive-related activities. Dive into the Pink is a 501c3 organization, and 100 percent of the proceeds are redistributed. Beneficiaries include the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an international organization dedicated to the critical issues of young women with breast cancer, and the Guise Laboratory at Indiana University, who are investigating whether certain characteristics of the bone marrow microenvironment can alter/promote the spread of cancer to the bone.