LIVE \‘liv\ v.: To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; to enjoy life
LIVE is a special event to help support those living with cancer. Black 13 Tattoo artists are preparing sheets of pre-designed tattoo images for customers to choose from. Some of the designs will have cancer survival themes. Each tattoo has a $100 minimum donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to the cause. In addition to the tattoos, there will be family-friendly activities, t-shirts for purchase, art showings, and much more.
The LIVE event will be held Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in historic Cummins Station 12:00 - 9:00pm. All proceeds from the event go to benefit Black 13 friend and client, Erin Heckler and PearPoint Cancer Support. All of our eight artists will be tattooing on a first come first serve basis. Attendees must pick artwork from over eight pre-designed sheets. There is a $100 minimum donation and everything will cap at $150 depending on the size you choose. We will be posting this artwork soon! If you don’t want to get tattooed, don’t worry. We will be accepting donations the day of the event as well as having raffles, shirts, and artwork for purchase. This is a family event and we will have activities for the kids! We will have special guests, Silverhill UFO, hosting a art show during the event as well as the night before, Oct 25th at Paro South Creative Suites for our opening reception/art show from 6 to 9pm.
Eight years ago, Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer and told she had no chance of ever having children. After chemotherapy treatments, her cancer went into remis- sion and she soon after found out she was pregnant with her son, Jack. Five years after the first diagnosis, another lump was found in the same area. After repeatedly being denied insurance for a lumpectomy, Erin’s options became limited and lead to a series of chemotherapy treatments. It was only later she was told that the chemo lead to the development of acute lymphocytic leukemia; a cancer that starts in the bone marrow and can then spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and the central nervous system.
Erin is currently in remission from the leukemia, but is still fighting stage II-B breast cancer. In her quest to be cancer-free, she now faces the beginning stages of renal failure caused by the chemo and medication. She is starting low doses of dialysis.
Erin continues working in the photography business she started - Modern Belle Photography - to support herself and son Jack. She is currently uninsured and still living with accumulating medical bills and the need for long-term dialysis. Black 13’s aim is to support Erin and Jack, who have so faithfully supported us.
About PearlPoint Cancer Support
The mission of PearlPoint Cancer Support is to create a more confident cancer journey for adults anytime, anywhere. In 1987, Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., and Dr. Steven Stroup formed The Cancer Education and Research Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to grant funds for cancer research. In 1992, Sarah Cannon, also known as comedienne “Minnie Pearl,” offered her stage name to the organization after being successfully treated for breast cancer—and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Founda- tion (MPCF) was born.
In July 2001, MPCF shifted gears as a nonprofit, moving from a granting organiza- tion to a direct service provider offering one-on-one guidance and support to adults impacted by cancer. After more than 25 years, MPCF has become PearlPoint Cancer Support, clarifying the organization’s role as a nonprofit providing national support throughout a cancer journey.
PearlPoint is using technology to expand their reach broadly beyond their home base of Nashville, Tenn., through My PearlPoint. This innovative online tool provides personalized guidance for each individual cancer journey. Those impacted by cancer can create a profile to receive information whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. Additional services, which are also FREE of charge, include a cancer library, clinical trial information nutrition & diet consultations, and cancer supportive services.
For more updates, check out the Facebook event page here.
For more information about the “LIVE” benefit fundraiser or Black 13 Tattoo Parlor:
CONTACT : Doy Gardner, Owner
ADDRESS : 209 10th Ave South, Suite 208 Nashville, TN 37203
PHONE : (615) 750-3741
* SPONSORS *
Cinco de Mayo will be donating 10% of the sales on 10/26 from their Cummins Station location to our cause. Make sure to grab a bite to eat while you’re here in our building. http://cincodemayomexicanrestaurant.com/
Adventure Science Center will have family activities at the event. Bring the family! http://www.adventuresci.org/
Crema will be serving coffee at the event via their Beve’ service. http://www.crema-coffee.com/
TWINE Printing - Shirt printing.
The Sedlar Family - T-Shirts
DZL (Cummins Station) - Financial Sponsor
Cognito Salon - Financial Sponsor and volunteer help.
KingPin Tattoo Supply - Donation of disposable tattoo products for the day of the event.
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