Project Overview

The Headstand Project was launched in 2010 as a means to raise Cancer awareness and funds for continued research via generous, subscriber's donations, directly to The American Cancer Society. Thousands of dollars have been raised thus far.
Through a series of random, non sensical, bizarre headstand photographs, throughout the country, my hope was to provide daily, light hearted, visual entertainment for interested subscribers. It began as a project to honor my Mom, Lucy who courageously fought the disease. It honors all of the brave people that continue to battle the disease. Most recently, the rebirth of the project is in honor of my brave daughter Heather, who inspires us daily with her courage and determination throughout her journey and fight. Please revisit the site as there are hundreds of postings as well as links to the three music videos that were created as a part of the project. Every little bit helps, so please make a small donation if you or someone you know has had a brush with Cancer. There is a direct link to the American Cancer Society on the right hand side of the page. Thank you for your support,
Scott




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Headstand #15 October 30, 2009 One arm headstand while waiting for the mailman. Birmingham, Alabama (Click on Picture to Enlarge)

Headstand #15 October 30, 2009
One arm headstand while waiting for the mailman.
Birmingham, Alabama (Click on Picture to Enlarge)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Headstand #13 October 28, 2009 Ben and Holly's Wedding Reception. Folly Beach, South Carolina

Headstand #13 October 28, 2009 Ben and Holly's Wedding Reception.
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, October 26, 2009

Headstand #12 October 27, 2009 On the Steps of Nashville's Historic Ryman Auditorium, Former home of the Grand Ole Opry

Headstand #12 October 27, 2009
On the steps of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium,
former home of the Grand Ole Opry

Headstand #11 October 26, 2009 Street performing on Broadway along with the street musicians. Nashville, Tennessee

Headstand #11 October 26, 2009
Street performing on Broadway along with the street musicians.
Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Headstand #10 October 25, 2009 Ruby Falls atop Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga Tennessee


Headstand #10 October 25, 2009 Ruby Falls atop Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga Tennessee

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Headstand #9 October 24, 2009 Upstairs in our art studio, Birmingham, Alabama

Headstand #9 October 24, 2009
Upstairs in our art studio, Birmingham, Alabama

Friday, October 23, 2009

Headstand #8 October 23, 2009 Wall in front of a Mexican Restaurant Dalton, Georgia

Headstand #8 October 23, 2009
Wall in front of a Mexican Restaurant Dalton, Georgia

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Headstand #7 October 22, 2009 High atop Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee


Headstand #7 October 22, 2009 High atop Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

headstand #6 October 21, 2009. Some random stairwell off of Valleydale Rd in Birmingham, Alabama.


Headstand # 6 October 21, 2009.

Some random stairwell off of Valleydale Rd in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Headstand #5 October 20, 2009 Outback Steakhouse, Opelika, Alabama

Headstand #5 October 20, 2009 Outback Steakhouse, Opelika, Alabama

Monday, October 19, 2009

Headstand #1 October 16,2009 The Home Depot,
paint, glue and epoxy aisle. Charleston, SC.

Headstand #2 October 17, 2009 The Waffle House after eating an order of hash browns, scattered, covered, smothered, chunked, diced and topped. Athens, GA.

Headstand #3 October 18, 2009
Impaled by a tree trunk.
This one was kind of uncomfortable. Birmingham, AL.




Headstand #4 October 19, 2009 Ship it!
(Poker players will get this)
Birmingham, AL.








The Headstand Project






So here is the plan... I'm going to put this 40 year old gymnastics habit to good use. Each and every day, for the next year (365 days) I will be posting and chronicling a daily headstand pic, taken in obscure locations and atop random objects to include rooftops, monuments, automobiles, poker tables, landmarks, major intersections and pub stools (one of my all time favorites).

This project will culminate with a self created music video that will be posted on Youtube, entitled "The Headstand Project" This project is designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Each of us has been or will be affected in some way by this terrible disease. Any contributions that I can generate will aide in taking a small step in the right direction towards fighting this disease. Every penny will be greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference, one headstand at a time.

My hope is that my viewers will enjoy the daily headstand picture postings, make a small donation to the charity along the way and tell others about the project by sharing the blog link with as many people as possible. A simple broadcast email to your address book contacts or Facebook friends will get the ball rolling and together, we can all do something to help others.

Your thoughts, request and ideas for locations are highly encouraged. I like a bit of danger so the more challenging the better. Keep in mind that I am approaching the ripe old age of 54 and no guy or girl with any sense should be doing these kinds of stunts but every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.

Advertisers are encouraged to purchase space on my site. We are expecting a large volume of traffic throughout the next year, ensuring high visibility and great return on your advertising dollars. This should be a lot of fun and I look forward to the next year. 100% of all revenue and advertising fees will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Donations can be made using one of two methods:
Checks can be made out to the American Cancer Society. Annotate The Headstand Project on the check and mail to:
The American Cancer Society
Attn: Barbara Bates
1100 Ireland Way
Birmingham, AL 35205
Credit Card Donations can be made by calling 205-930-8879
Please reference "The Headstand Project" name when you call.
I thank you in advance for your support. It's time to have some fun and make something
good happen!
Check back daily for new postings and let the project and the craziness begin!

Thanks again,

Scott Shorr