"Voices and Visions, Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease" is the name of a new art exhibit that traveled across the country, sharing artwork in the promotion of awareness for breast cancer.
"The art exhibit is an extension of our breast cancer awareness
campaign with the goal of empowering those who live on that bridge between health and disease. Similar to our message with the Pink Glove Dance, our hope with the art exhibit is to reach people in a creative and interesting way to get them engaged and talking about breast cancer," said Sue MacInnes, the chief marketing officer at Medline Industries.
Medline sponsored the art show, which included work by more than 27 artists. The artists themselves are all cancer survivors.
In the U.S. alone, more than 200,000 women and almost 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Sometimes the disease is hereditary but often it is not. Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms, according to the ACS.