Monday, September 23, 2013

Buy Your Tickets for ArtBra Now!

ArtBra New Haven will hold its 3rd annual live runway auction of art bras and other fine artwork on Sunday October 6, 2013, from 2:00 – 5:00PM at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT. Proceeds will benefit under- and uninsured patients at The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Doors open at 1:30, tickets are $50 and include a lavish English-style afternoon tea.

ArtBra New Haven empowers breast cancer patients to push back at the disease. This unusual take on art therapy provides a creative outlet for the emotions of cancer patients and survivors. Executive Director Gaye Hyre, herself a survivor, created the organization three years ago because “I felt the need to thank my medical team and focus on giving back to the community that was giving me so much.”

WNPR’s own Bruce Barber will return as MC/Auctioneer. The auction (both runway and silent) features bras which survivors transform into fine art objects, beautiful to boisterous, and fun to fantastical. They are vibrant celebrations of survival and “Bronx cheers” at the disease, as well as bras as objets d’art. The creations are then modeled by survivors and their supporters. Attendees can take part in the fast and furious live runway auction and bid on items in the silent gallery.

Each year ArtBra New Haven honors a person who has made a significant contribution to the breast cancer community by advocacy or research. This year, Ellen Matloff, Director of the Yale Cancer Genetics Counseling Center is being honored. Ms. Matloff prevailed as the lead plaintiff in the Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case recently before the U. S. Supreme Court, which unanimously decided to void patents on BRCA genes.

Breast cancer philanthropy gets personal - ArtBra New Haven!!

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