Charlotte, N.C. -- Presbyterian Cancer Center will celebrate cancer survivorship and the arts with the hanging of its “One Heart” mosaic on February 9.
The mosaic was the brainchild of Project Art Aid, a local organization of artists working together to bring local solutions to global problems through art and creative expression. Last May, Project Art Aid partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to raise money for breast cancer awareness and create a work of art that celebrated the lives of women touched by the disease. 100 local artists, included among them seven breast cancer survivors, designed individual canvases to form the heart-shaped mosaic, which was presented to Presbyterian Cancer Center during a celebration last summer.
The February 9 dedication, held in Presbyterian Cancer Center’s lobby at 5:30 p.m., will included an unveiling of the mosaic, as well as comments from Presbyterian Cancer Center, Project Art Aid and the American Cancer Society. Members of Presbyterian Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center’s breast cancer support group will surprise the contributing artists with valentines as a token of their appreciation.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the installation of the ‘One Heart’ mosaic,” said Barbara LiPira, vice president, Presbyterian Cancer Center. “To have this be one of the first things our patients see when they enter our cancer center reminds them that there is hope, love and support in their disease.”