Fund for the Arts partners with Komen Kentucky to leverage the arts

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Arts Inspiring Hope Launches in the Battle Against Breast Cancer
Fund for the Arts partners with Komen Kentucky to leverage the arts

LOUISVILLE, KY, October 13, 2017- Fund for the Arts and Komen Kentucky announced a new initiative today in the fight against breast cancer. “Arts Inspiring Hope, made possible by the Susan G. Komen Kentucky Affiliate, brings the transformative, healing power of the arts to co-survivors: the children and families of breast cancer patients and survivors across the region. This initiative engages children and families in two ways: providing free tickets to local arts performances and exhibits as well as creating weekly arts enrichment opportunities at locations across Greater Louisville. Those impacted by breast cancer are encouraged to visit www.fundforthearts.org/artsinspiringhope.

“We are grateful to Komen Kentucky to be able to bring the transformative, healing power of the arts to the children and families of breast cancer patients and survivors,” said Christen Boone, Fund for the Arts President and CEO.

Arts Inspiring Hope’s objective is to enhance empathy and support the healing of children of breast cancer patients and survivors. Moreover, the initiative aims to build a stronger sense of community among children and families impacted by breast cancer.

“Arts Inspiring Hope takes an innovative approach in bolstering the essential support services for children and families of breast cancer patients and survivors,” said Lynda Weeks, Susan G. Komen Kentucky Executive Director. “In addition to funding breast cancer research, treatment support, patient navigation, and education, we look forward to inspiring healing and hope through the arts.”

Tickets to local arts performances and exhibits will be provided on a first come, first served basis for immediate family members. Requests can be submitted through fundforthearts.org/artsinspiringhope up to seven days prior to a performance or an exhibit.

Weekly arts enrichment opportunities will run from early November through March 2018 at KMAC Museum, South Louisville Community Center, Jeffersontown Public Library, and Shawnee Public Library. Facilitating both workshops and performances are Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Orchestra, StageOne Family Theatre, Strive, Squallis Puppeteers, and KMAC Museum.

Arts Inspiring Hope led by Fund for the Arts is made possible by Susan G. Komen Kentucky in partnership with Louisville Parks and Recreation and Louisville Free Public Library, and Arts for Kosair Kids®.

About Fund for The Arts

Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to maximize the arts to drive economic development, education, and quality of life in our community. The Fund conducts one of the oldest united arts campaigns in the country and supports world-class institutions, community organizations, and arts in education. Fund for the Arts leads collective action across the arts and cultural sector to deliver greater impact in our community. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other non-profit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877-GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

The Kentucky Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is a local non-profit organization dedicated to combating breast cancer. Up to 75% of the organization’s net proceeds fund programs and grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide screenings, diagnostics, treatment support, education and survivorship programs for underserved women and men in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The remaining 25% raised in our community is contributed to Susan G. Komen’s global research program to develop new treatment strategies, new screening tools and ultimately, to an end to this disease. The Kentucky Affiliate has invested over $11 million into local community breast cancer services and over $4 million into breast cancer research since 1999. Please visit their website for more information www.komenkentucky.org; or email info@komenkentucky.org; call 502-495-7824 (greater Louisville); 859-368-7133 (greater Lexington).

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