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After The Storm ArtBra Fundraiser This Week

ArtBra Runway Show unlike any you have ever seen! These “art creations” on the catwalk to raise funds for breast cancer survivors.

There are many events in our community, but there is no other like this.  After The Storm will host their annual ArtBra fashion show and fundraiser this Thursday at the Aqua Turf.

The event is not to be missed and there are a few tickets available. Please call (860) 685-0698 to attend.

ArtBra will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:30-10 p.m. at Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Tickets are $40 and include:  ArtBra fashion show, not to be missed Man Fashion Show intermission & Reception including heavy appetizers and pinktinis.

This is how it began:

At the age of 30, while pregnant with her second child, Christine Willett was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer.  She went through the whirlwind of treatment, which included surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, and finally a clinical trial.  Christine decided to try integrative medicine as part of her treatment, and found it to help immensely with the side effects. After the Storm, Inc. was founded in 2009 when Christine Willett gathered up her closest friends and family to help other survivors after their cancer diagnoses.

She became inspired to create this foundation after helping to raise funds for Life After the Storm, a documentary about young women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Christine started After the Storm Inc. with the dream of being able to help others heal after their ordeal.

The foundation holds several fundraising events during the year, with proceeds going to benefit integrative medicine programs that help cancer patients heal their mind, body and spirit. After The Storm, Inc. is committed to helping the survivor continue on the path from “survival” to embracing “living” again. To honor the foundation’s creator and inspiration, percentage of our funds will be dedicated to the unique needs of breast cancer survivors.

After the Storm has selected four Connecticut hospitals to receive funds to assist survivors with integrative medicine costs: The Center for Surviviorship and Integrative Medicine at the Middlesex Cancer Center, Midstate Medical Center, Griffin Hospital, and the Hospital of St. Raphael's.

Come & support this event, a night not to be missed or fogotten.  Visit the web at www.afterthestorminc.org 

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