The non-profit Chris4Life came up with an unique idea for their first annual “Blue Hope Bash” – get cancer survivors to create art at ArtJamz and then sell the paintings during a silent auction to raise money. It worked!
Gala season is in full swing but the Blue Hope Bash hosted by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation added some creative twists to make their gala stand out. Cris4Life works to improve the patient-treatment experience of individuals with colon cancer, while also raising funds to research a cure – a dual approach that has them working for improvement in both the present and the future.
The evening featured a heartfelt keynote from Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren, who recently lost his mother to colon cancer. ABC7 health reporter Jennifer Donelan was the evening’s mistress of ceremonies. But to make the gala standout from so many that occur in Washington D.C. at the silent auction, guests could bid on art created by colon cancer survivors at an ArtJamz session. A great creative twist that helped add to the evening’s successful fundraising efforts that reached $100,000.
See the photos from the Chris4Life private ArtJamz session HERE.
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ArtJamz is headed back to Shaw district to Lamont Bishop Gallery for a five night stand in one of the cities newest and coolest new galleries.
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May 26 and 27 6:30PM to 10:00PM
June 2, 3, and 4 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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