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.