October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. As an artist and a full time case worker for a respite center called Interfaith House. I have assisted and counseled clients with this illness. If you’re wondering what Interfaith House is, here’s a little information. Interfaith House provides residential care for homeless men and women in medical recovery. This 64-bed center on Chicago’s West Side, offers interim housing and support to ill and injured homeless adults. Breast Cancer is one of the illnesses that a percentage of our female population suffer from.
In dedication to our survivors that have emerged from this deadly disease I have painted a piece titled “Emerge” that will be on display at NYCH Art Gallery on Friday October 11th for the Art of the Big Shoulders exhibit.
43rd Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House
Art of the Big Shoulders at NYCH Gallery
Opening Friday, October 11th & Saturday 12th 2013 from 6-10pm
Closing Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 5-8pm
To get more information about Breast Cancer go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. for more information to increase awareness and prevention.
Also, Interfaith House is celebrating their 20th Year of Rebuilding Lives! Join them for their Open House, featuring a Celebration of Volunteers, on Saturday, October 12, 2pm – 4 pm!