The MaryEllen Locher Foundation is launching “BC and Me,’’ an art show and sale featuring pieces created by breast cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends.
“BC and Me’’ will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walker Pavilion at Coolidge Park. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family.
With the tagline “Breast Cancer, expressions of hope,’’ the event gives participants an opportunity to express the emotions that are part of the breast cancer journey through art.
“Everyone who walks through the experience of breast cancer has a story, either as a patient, caregiver, family member or friend,’’ said Cindy Pare, MaryEllen Locher Foundation administrator. “BC and Me gives them a chance to use art to share their story and provide support for the children of breast cancer patients.’’
Artworks for sale will be priced in the range of $25 to $100. Items for sale include collages, paintings, jewelry and other hand-crafted items. All proceeds will be given to the foundation.
The MaryEllen Locher Foundation is a national college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The organization was founded in 2002 by MaryEllen Locher, a television news anchor and health reporter for WTVC. Ms. Locher died in 2005 after her third bout with cancer. The foundation has awarded 255 scholarships totaling $474,000 since its inception.
Funds for the MaryEllen Locher Foundation are raised through special events, individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and private grants. The foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
For more information, contact Ms. Pare at 423 490-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The foundation’s website is melfoundation.org.