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 twenty-one thousand cancer researchers and additional lay public the opportunity to view and experience the transformative nature of The Bodice Project sculptures.
The Bodice Project was the concept 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.
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,, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to TBP, PO Box 594, Shepherdstown, WV 25443