(Fort Wayne, Indiana) Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana raised $20,000 during the 6th annual Bust a Move auction. More than 300 people attended the event, which was held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art on Friday, October 4. All of the money raised will stay in northeast Indiana to help people diagnosed with breast cancer.
Each year, several local breast cancer survivors volunteer their bodies to be cast in plaster for Bust a Move. Once complete, the plaster busts are distributed to local artists to create unique, inspiring representations of the female bust and the emotions associated with cancer. The artists modify the casts, using various artistic mediums, transforming them into outstanding works of art. Twenty pieces of art were auctioned at this year’s event.
The event benefits Cancer Services, but it also has a profound effect on the survivors involved. Many of the cancer survivors find the casting process to be therapeutic. It offers them an opportunity to share their story and celebrate cancer survival. Survivors are often astounded when the artwork is revealed at the auction for the first time. Every story of survivorship is beautiful and this event celebrates that.
About Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance. Last year, more than 2,600 local people with cancer and their families received emotional support and practical resources for their cancer journey. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana helps people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.