OCTOBER ART EXHIBIT & NBCF BENEFIT
- WHAT: "Carcinoma Chronicles", an Art Exhibit journaling my experience with DCIS & Donation Benefit for the National Breast Cancer Foundation
- WHERE: In4mation store, located at 1154 Nu‘uanu Avenue in downtown Honolulu
- WHEN: Opening Show October 7, 2016 - First Friday 5pm
FREE GIVEAWAYS: Decals, Limited Edition Postcard Print & NBCF info
Make a cash donation of $10 or more to NBCF at the Opening Event and Enter for a Chance to Win ORIGINAL ART by Cornelia Jolitz or 1 of 2 Marvel Hardcover Comic packs sponsored by Other Realms!
Winners will be drawn at the end of the Opening Event 10/7/16 and notified by phone. Free giveaways while supplies last. Total value of prizes & giveaways over $500.
Cornelia Jolitz went in for her first mammogram in December 2014. On December 26, her doctor’s office called. They had found something. At age 40, Jolitz was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ. To remove all traces of the non-invasive cancerous tumor—roughly the size of her pinky fingernail—Jolitz underwent surgery and six weeks of radiation treatment. Jolitz says she was stunned by the diagnosis, but thankful that physicians caught it early thanks to her mammogram, and that she was able to get the necessary follow-up care.
As a professional graphic designer and lifelong artist, Jolitz turned to her sketchbook to journal her experiences, from her surgery and radiation appointments to poignant drawings of how she was feeling throughout it all.
In4mation Nu‘uanu presents “The Carcinoma Chronicles,” a 13-piece art show of pen-and-ink works journaling Jolitz’s experience as a cancer patient.
The show, held October 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., coincides with the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“The Carcinoma Chronicles” is more than Jolitz’s personal journey; she turned it into a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Attendees who donate to the foundation during the October exhibition will automatically be entered to win original art by Jolitz and Marvel comic packs (sponsored by Other Realms, a comic store on Nimitz Highway). Jolitz says her goal is to raise $1,000 at the art show fundraiser, the proceeds of which go toward providing free mammograms for underprivileged women. To help her fund the exhibit, Jolitz launched a campaign on indiegogo.com, including direct support to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Through my story, I hope to make people aware that early detection can make a difference,” says Jolitz. “And that early detection should be available to all women.”