Because We Can: Hunt Gallery exhibit, silent auction to benefit Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

| May 14, 2015

Because We Cana photography exhibition and silent auction benefiting the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), will be held Friday, May 15, from 5-9 p.m. at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University. This is a juried exhibition of photos taken with cell phones and other smart devices by multiple artists.

“Because We Can” is a juried exhibition of photos taken with cell phones and other smart devices by multiple artists. A silent auction will benefit the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Because We Can is a juried exhibition of photos taken with cell phones and other smart devices by multiple artists. A silent auction will benefit the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Photos on display will be sold via silent auction, with all proceeds going directly to assist BCAN in its mission to increase public awareness, advance research, and provide education and support to bladder cancer patients and their families.

Bladder cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers, with 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. Begun in 2005, BCAN is the oldest national advocacy organization devoted to bladder cancer, operating through the combined efforts of survivors, their families, and caregivers. Exhibition organizer Laura Renshaw saw firsthand the impact of BCAN’s support programs when her brother, Jim, was diagnosed in 2012.

“He lived in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and I was in Imperial, Missouri,” said Renshaw. “I couldn’t be there for him and his children. I felt helpless. Now I want to support BCAN because they were there for my brother and his family. BCAN served as a support group, giving them a chance to grieve with people who had gone through the same thing. Now I want to give back to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.”

Doors for this one-night event open at 5 p.m. Music will be provided by Jeff Hess of KDHX’s “Afternoon Delight.” Light snacks and beverages are provided.

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