Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Bras for Breast Cancer - BRAvo Art Auction

I had an exciting Saturday night at the BRAvo Art Auction in our local town of Marysville, CA. Here are some photos...

They had Chocolate Boobies from The Candy Box... their Turtles are to DIE for!

The Book "Rack"
L. Grace Lauer
In memory of Nita Rowe.

Inspiration: Scouring the internet I found something remarkable about how people relate to books helping them heal. Not medical text books or even the great power of praying and meditating on the Bible, but somehow a good novel made all the difference to them as they went through the process of chemo or other medical procedures. A distraction from reality? Perhaps, or maybe they relate to the story and struggles of the hero receiving inspiration to move forward, one more day at a time.
Literary healing programs have sprung up through out this country at hospitals wards for all ages, from Children to the elderly. There is no doubt that books can ease people through the pain, the time and the struggles of any medical issues, physical restraints or emotional war zones.

This bra “The Book Rack” is dedicated to my husband’s grandmother who in her eighties was diagnosed with breast cancer. She tried chemo and at her age decided it was best not to continue and live out the last few years of her life with the cancer. Not defeated though she researched dietary options to make her last few years, weeks and moments enjoyable. A courageous decision. In the end cancer was not the reason she left this world behind, in her own way she defeated this disease, leaving a legacy of courage, strength and love within the hearts of her family. I was honored to have met such a fine lady.

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