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UBCF Partners with ChaShaMa to Provide Window Fronts to Breast Cancer Patients in Diamond District

UBCF Partners with ChaShaMa

UBCF partners with ChaShaMa to provide 5 artists impacted by breast cancer with coveted ground floor window space in New York City’s Diamond District

United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) partners with ChaShaMa to provide 5 artists impacted by breast cancer with coveted ground floor window space in New York City’s Diamond District, West 47th St., Manhattan. A reception for the artists and guests will be held at a space down the block from the windows. The installations will remain on view for 6 months. Space is available to women and men currently managing breast cancer or within 5 years remission. Artists interested in applying may contact ChaShaMa directly.

ChaShaMa Founder, Ms. Anita Durst shared, “Chashama is proud to work together with the United Breast Cancer Foundation and bring awareness to the Breast Cancer community through art in the Diamond District of New York City for the next 6 months.” Durst continued, “Come down, see the show, support the Breast Cancer community of artist selected for this show, and see how they have transformed the block at 10 West 47th street.”

The Window Spaces receives heavy foot traffic in the heart of New York City's Diamond District. There are multiple windows available, including: glass doorways, eye-level display cases, 12' two-tiered flat windows. Artwork will be visible to the public through the windows of the space only. Installations will be bold and exciting, free-standing sculptures, and dioramas.

UBCF’s Executive Director states, “UBCF believes art is an important outlet and a way to heal the soul. We believe this venture with ChaShaMa will bring further awareness to UBCF’s programs as well as to artists affected by Breast Cancer, increasing visibility of their work which is the language that speaks to all.”

About ChaShaMa
Chashama was founded in 1995 by Anita Durst to celebrate the legacy of theatre visionary Reza Abdoh. ChaShaMa’s initial focus was on the production and presentation of new theatre. Recognizing that a lack of affordable space was the biggest threat to sustaining a diverse cultural environment in New York City, ChaShaMa began to work toward securing studio and presentation space in Midtown Manhattan, the 5 boroughs and beyond, giving artists work and presentation spaces, as well as providing free art workshops in under served communities. Currently, we present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. chashama.org

Background on UBCF
UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. Those in need of breast health services may visit ubcf.org or call toll-free, 877-822-4287. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Contributions may be mailed to UBCF, P.O. Box 2421, Huntington, NY 11743, or donate through the Combined Federal Campaign, #77934.

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Beth Reichart
United Breast Cancer Foundation
since: 04/2010
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