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The Bust a Move Project- changing lives

BAM Castees

Although the Bust a Move event is a few months away (save the date for Friday, October 4), the project begins much earlier in the year with the casting sessions. Each year, we cast between 12-18 breast cancer survivors, creating plaster representations that artists transform into beautiful works of art. The process of casting is a moving experience for the survivors and the volunteers who help. For the survivors, it gives them a chance to talk about their experience and share in the celebration of the beauty of their bodies and their courage. For the volunteers, Bust a Move provides an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful project and hear the stories of survival first hand.

Last weekend, we hosted this year’s casting sessions and met 18 courageous women willing to bear it all for the sake of raising money for much-needed services for breast cancer survivors. They understand the importance of a support system and the programs and services offered here. Over the next few months, you’ll get to meet the survivors, artists, and volunteers involved in this project. Stay tuned for future blog posts, and make sure you mark your calendar for this year’s event, which will once again be hosted at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. We are proud to partner once again with the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, the founding sponsor, to bring you the 6th Annual Bust a Move.

Bust a Move Recap- over $38,000 raised!

Over 400 people attended Bust a Move on Friday, October 5, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and helped raise over $38,000 for our programs and services for breast cancer survivors in our community. What an inspirational evening. Thanks to everyone who was a part of making it a success.

To help celebrate the 5th anniversary of the event, we unveiled a 5th Anniversary calendar, highlighting some of the most popular pieces from past years. Those are available for sale for $20 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s gift shop and at our office. You may email arecker@cancer-services.org to order one as well. They are beautiful.

Again, we could not do what we do without the generous support of our community. We hope you will join us next year!

Video: Bust a Move Co-Chair, Amber Recker

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Amber Recker has served as Bust A Move chair for 5 years. Hear how the project came to be and how it has changed those involved. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

Video: Breast Cancer Survivor Chelsa DeMarchis Shares Her Story

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Chelsa DeMarchis is one of the castees for this year’s Bust A Move. Hear what she has to say about the project. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

Video: Breast Cancer Survivor Belinda Doptka Shares Her Story

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Belinda Doptka is one of the castees for this year’s Bust A Move. Hear what she has to say about the project. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

Video: Bust a Move Artist, Jerry Seabolt

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Jerry Seabolt has participated in Bust A Move since the first year. He supports the event because he likes to give back to his community, but more importantly, because his life has been touched by cancer and he understands the value in the resources and support provided by Cancer Services.

Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

Video: Breast Cancer Survivor Stacie Holley Shares Her Story

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Stacie Holley is one of the castees for this year’s Bust A Move. Hear what she has to say about the project. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

Video: Bust a Move Co-Chair, Ann Johnson

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Ann Johnson has served as Bust A Move chair for 3 years. Hear what she has to say about the project. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

5th Annual Bust a Move

We are partnering with The Fort Wayne Derby Girls to host the 5th Annual Bust a Move auction and fundraiser to benefit women with breast cancer in our community on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

For Bust a Move, local artists, breast cancer survivors, and derby girls volunteer their talents and their bodies to create unique, inspiring cast representations of the female bust and the emotions associated with breast cancer. Local artists modified the casts, using various artistic mediums, to create outstanding works of art. The art pieces will be auctioned at the event.

Join us for the 5th Annual Bust a Move. The event includes food, cocktails, entertainment, and a live auction of truly unique and inspiring works of art – all fashioned from the busts of breast cancer survivors and Derby Girls.

Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com.

View artwork from last year’s event at the gallery from Bust a Move 2011.