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OPERATION SMACK-DOWN: Helping Sue Nichols - Maciorowski beat cancer.

Many of us know Sue Maciowroski as Sue Nichols – Designer and Story Artist Extraordinaire on several of our favorite animated films such as BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ALLADIN, HERCULES, PRINCESS & THE FROG plus so many more. She also worked as a beloved Design teacher at CalArts for many years. 

Now Sue and her family could use our help with her medical bills – insurance being the inadequate machine that it is. Please help Sue 'smack down cancer' by joining "OPERATION SMACK-DOWN", a fundraiser designed to help by either making a donation, sending a hug or buying a tee shirt with a design drawn by Sue herself. (links below) 


Last year, both her daughter and her husband had to have surgeries (Knee and a shoulder). Then Sue was diagnosed with a rather aggressive breast cancer.

Chemotherapy was started immediately for Sue and will continue through Spring. When the cancer is thought to be somewhat under control and small enough, Sue will have a bilateral mastectomy. Radiation will be needed after her mastectomy before finishing up with reconstruction. 

Once Sue is finished with her rehabilitation, her husband, JR, will need his second shoulder operated on.  That’s not exactly how Sue and JR pictured celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, but they have the right spirits to still enjoy their life together and what they’re sure is going to be a great year!

For more information on Sue and to follow her Cancer Diary, go to her web site at:


If you are uncomfortable with online payments you can call our hot line at (818) 667-3223 to make your donation over the phone.

On behalf of Sue and her family, thank you for your support and for the opportunity to share this fundraiser project with you! Please feel free to share this fundraiser opportunity with others on social media or privately. The more active we are, the more successful our fundraiser will be.

“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others.” 

ps: When we reach the end of our goal, Operation Smack-Down will be hosting a group exhibition at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank CA with artwork donated by fans and friends. All proceeds, of course, going to Sue and her family. We will keep you posted!!

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