This caught my eye….
The Keep A Breast Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps to eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.
But this is the best part…
It’s all done through art.
On December 10th, Keep A Breast Canada held it’s first ever Breast Cast exhibit and auction at the Ayden Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
Artists placed strips of gauze with plaster over volunteers breasts to create a caste. The cast in then painted to “communicate complex feelings and thoughts about health, the female form, and ultimately about breast cancer.”
It goes on to say…
“The Treasured Chest Program strives to give newly diagnosed women a way to document their body and their feelings at a specific time in their life (i.e. after losing a breast or being told they have breast cancer). You may be facing a dramatic change in your female form resulting in the loss of a breast (mastectomy), partial removal of a breast (lumpectomy) or shrinkage of a breast caused by radiation. By documenting a specific point in your breast cancer journey, the Treasured Chest program allows newly diagnosed women the opportunity to turn their casted torso into a beautiful piece of art.”
The best part about this is how totally open people are to turning their bodies into a form of art for other people’s viewing. It’s a creative way to rid the taboo of “cancerous bodies.”