Local artists donating their works for cancer fundraiser

<span class=”s1″>“Silent Art Auction 4 Cancer” Saturday at the Riverwoods Conference Center is an event to benefit the Cache Valley for Hope Foundation, a non-profit that helps families struggling with cancer.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>The <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/calendar/event_834a1f50-c42e-11e2-847e-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>silent auction</a> runs June 1 from 4:30-8:30 pm and will feature artwork donated by local artists, including Lee and Zan Burningham, Larry Winborg, Trent Gudmundsen, John Neely, and many others. The David Erickson Fine Art Gallery from Salt Lake will also be donating several pieces. </span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“Cache Valley for Hope has helped us a lot,” said local artist and event organizer Brent Davison. “My wife has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma so I wanted to do something in her honor and we are going to donate the proceeds to the Cache Valley for Hope Society.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Davison is a recent USU arts graduate who soon will become an art teacher at Sky View High School. He specializes in ceramics and pottery and he has called on acquaintances in the Cache Valley arts community to participate in Saturday’s auction.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“In this event we will have both 2D and 3D artists who are making available paintings and ceramic pieces.” </span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Cache Valley for Hope Cancer Foundation was founded by local realtor Roger Welsh, a cancer survivor. It is a local non profit with a goal to one day have at least 10 percent of Cache Valley residents donating $10-$20 a month to help the 300-400 yearly cancer patients with their immediate financial needs. </span>

<p class=”p3″><span class=”s2″>Cache Valley for Hope</span> <span class=”s1″>has established a scholarship program to give young cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education from an accredited university, community college or vocational technical school.</span>

<p class=”p4″><span class=”s1″>The scholarship program is designed to ease the financial and emotional hardships associated with fighting cancer and to assist young cancer survivors in reaching their academic potential and fulfilling career dreams.</span>

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!