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Combing Art, Roller Derby, & Breast Cancer Education
A canvas of a different form; 12 women from the Terminal City All-Star roller derby team, were recently immortalized in plaster for an art exhibit and silent auction, all in the name of breast cancer prevention and education.
The Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Casts™ are part of Keep A Breast Canada’s unique education and support programs that harness the power of art and artistic expression to communicate complex feelings and thoughts about health, the female form, and ultimately about breast cancer. This non-invasive breast casting program is done by placing strips of gauze that have been impregnated with plaster and dipped in warm water directly on the body. Combining sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry, the one of-a-kind plaster forms of the female torso are customized by various British Columbia artists, and will then be auctioned off to individuals who wish to support Keep A Breast Canada, and their education and support programs.
Artists from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island include:
The art exhibit & auction will be held December 10, 2011 at the Ayden Gallery at 88 West Pender Street in Vancouver.
Keep A Breast Canada is a registered charity. Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by informing young people about methods of prevention, early detection and support.
Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.