5th Annual Bust a Move raises over $38,000 For Breast Cancer Programs and Services
Created by kblakeslee on 10/9/2012 12:07:20 PM




On Friday, October 5, more than 400 people attended the 5th annual Bust a Move fundraiser benefitting the programs and services for breast cancer clients through Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
 
Each year, for Bust a Move, local breast cancer survivors and members of the Fort Wayne Derby Girls volunteer their bodies to be “cast” for the project. Once complete, the plaster busts are distributed to local artists to create unique, inspiring representations of the female form and the emotions associated with cancer. The artists modify the casts, using various artistic mediums, to create outstanding works of art. Seventeen pieces of art were auctioned on Friday evening at the event held at the Fort Wayne Museum of art.
 
“Each year, the artists step it up a notch, and this year they really out did themselves,” says Dianne May, president and CEO of Cancer Services. “We shattered all records this year, with one bust selling for $8,500 and two others breaking the $4,000 mark, bringing the total raised to over $38,000.”
 
Jon Recker, the artist whose bust sold for $8,500, created a beautiful wooden bust sculpture that truly captures the beauty and spirit of breast cancer survivors in our community.
 
To celebrate the fundraiser’s fifth year, a calendar highlighting some of the most popular pieces from each year was unveiled at the event. The calendar is available at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s gift shop and at Cancer Services throughout the rest of the year. Proceeds from the calendar will benefit the programs and services at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana for breast cancer clients.