SHEPHERDSTOWN - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has invited The Bodice Project, a local non-profit organization, to be part of its national conference in Chicago in April 2018. Exhibiting at the AACR conference will afford more than twenty-one thousand cancer researchers and lay public the opportunity to view and experience the transformative nature of The Bodice Project sculptures.
The Bodice Project was the brain-child of Shepherdstown artist/activist Cynthia Fraula-Hahn. Fraula-Hahn felt that women and men undergoing mastectomies needed a pathway to accepting and even celebrating their bodies in the aftermath of cancer. Impassioned with this idea, Fraula-Hahn and other local artists partnered with breast cancer survivors to tell their stories in three dimensional works of art.
Since its inception in 2014, the mission of The Bodice Project has gained wide recognition and support throughout the region. Dr. Mary J.C.Hendrix, President of Shepherd University and a nationally recognized cancer researcher, has acknowledged the exhibition’s beauty, message and importance during exhibits at Shepherd University.
Supporters of The Bodice Project will be holding a fundraiser to seek the critical funds needed to launch the exhibit in Chicago. Please join a celebration featuring local bands, hors d'oeuvres, and refreshments on October 21, from 7 to 10 pm, at the Shepherdstown Community Club (102 East German Street). Admission is $20 per person; $35 per couple.
To learn more about The Bodice Project, or to donate and help
make possible the exhibit’s important journey to Chicago,
please visit www.TheBodiceProject.org , facebook.com/TheBodiceProject, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.