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Keep A Breast Foundation Launches Charitybuzz Auction Featuring 87 Bespoke Artist-Designed Breast Casts of Nashville Influencers and Local Breast Cancer Survivors

The cause-inspired art pieces – currently exhibited in Nashville for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – will raise funds for Keep A Breast’s education and advocacy programs

Nashville, TN, (10/20/2020) – Marking its 20th anniversary, the Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) is expanding its local activations to raise funds and awareness for breast health. Now in Nashville, KAB’s 20th international destination, the organization is showcasing 87 individual breast cast art pieces from local women and artists, and auctioning each one at Charitybuzz.com/keepabreast


The collection features the casts of local breast cancer survivors, as well as notable local women, including musicians Mickey Guyton, Cam and Margo Price; chef Julia Sullivan; model Karen Elson; activist Fiona Prine; and former Nashville mayor Megan Barry. 


Notable artists who’ve painted and adorned the casts include Ann Lewis, Barry Johnson, Buddy Jackson, Danielle Duer, Donna Woodley, Emily Leonard, FAILE, Hayley Welsh, Heart, Herb Williams, How and Nosm, Hunt Slonem, I Saw the Sign, James Perrin, Lula Goce, MissMe, Nathan Brown, New Hat Projects and Sheila B. See a complete list of all 86 artists below. 


The Charitybuzz auction is live through Wednesday, Oct. 28, and is raising funds for KAB’s youth-focused advocacy and awareness programming. The Foundation is also designating $5,000 specifically to directly support Tennessee BIPOC women who are breast cancer survivors or have been diagnosed with breast cancer. 


“Our goal as an organization is to promote accessible breast health and disease prevention for all people," said KAB Founder and Global Chief Creative Officer Shaney jo Darden. “We know that breast cancer disproportionately impacts Black women, and we’re committed to being better at making the breast cancer space more inclusive in the immediate and long-term future.” 


In addition to Nashville, KAB has hosted exhibitions in many cities such as Paris, Mexico City, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Tokyo and London, raising more than $500,000 for the California-based nonprofit, which provides young people with breast health education and support.


“The casts are a visual representation that all bodies are beautiful,” said Darden. “Through art, we are able to communicate complex feelings and emotions about a very serious topic, and engage a community in self-care and activism.” 


The Nashville exhibit featuring the 87 busts opened on Oct. 2, at Riverside Revival, owned and operated by the Boedecker Foundation, located at 1600 Riverside Drive in East Nashville. Admission is free and open to the public daily from 11am-5:30pm. In addition to the Boedecker Foundation, KAB’s Nashville exhibit and auction are sponsored by Avanstay, Obvi, RAEN, Graduate Hotels, Hecate Energy, Studio Bank, Clary Collection, Arrington Vineyards and BMI.


The online auction is live now through Oct. 28 at Charitybuzz.com/KAB. “Charitybuzz is grateful to support KAB by sharing this timely, important fundraising opportunity featuring special art pieces with our generous community of bidders,” said Charitybuzz President Ben Erwin.


Charitybuzz is the leading auction site for cause, bringing high-net-worth bidders globally incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and luxury items. Charitybuzz has helped raise more than $400 million for 4,500 non-profit organizations. 


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ABOUT THE KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION™

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. 2020 marks Keep A Breast’s 20th Anniversary! Since its inception in 2000, KAB has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast health. Through various initiatives and programs such as breast cast art exhibitions, “Non Toxic Revolution”, “Keep A Breast App” and "i love boobies!" campaign, KAB has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education.

Keep A Breast has grown into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization, with global affiliates in Europe, based in France, and partners in Mexico, Zambia, Kenya, and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the pink ribbon status quo, Keep A Breast has always encouraged young people to love their boobies, get to know their bodies, and be aware of changes.


WHERE TO FIND KEEP A BREAST

Website: keep-a-breast.org

Instagram: @keepabreast

Facebook: facebook.com/keepabreast

Twitter: @keepabreast

Keep A Breast app: bit.ly.kab-app


ABOUT SHANEY JO DARDEN, FOUNDER & GLOBAL CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Designer and artist Shaney Jo Darden founded Keep A Breast in 2000, after a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her goal: to raise awareness and to encourage prevention and early detection of breast cancer among young people. Twenty years later, she is an award-winning expert on breast cancer philanthropy and the recipient of the Yoplait Champion Award, the SIMA Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the MySpace Impact Award for Health and Safety. A leading voice in the cultural conversation about breast cancer, Shaney Jo’s visionary use of youth-targeted campaigns and programs stands apart due to its irreverent messaging, inventive art, and cutting-edge pop culture and technology. Through her advocacy and inventive programming, KAB has expanded globally to Europe and Africa. 


KAB NASHVILLE BREAST CAST | CASTEES

A Girl Has No President

Aleah Smith

Allison Moorer

Alyssa Rosenheck

Amanda Borksi

Amanda Little

Andra Eggleston

Andrea Zieher

Angela Pacheco

Ashley Duchene

Ashley Ray

Ashley Wilcoxson

Aspen Luzier

Blythe Browne

Brianna Healy

Caitlyn Smith

Callie Guenther

Cam

Caroline Hobby

Carolyn Snell

Cat Nail

Catherine Zvolensky

Charlie Pierce

Elisheba Mrozik

Emily Dorio

Emily West

Erika Orbison

Erin McCarley

Faren Rachels

Fiona Prine

Gena Johnson

Heather Morgan

Jen Auerbach

Jessica Kimbrough

Jessica Maros

Jocelyn Limmer

Judith Hill

Julia Sullivan

Julie Turris

Kaelah Bee

Kalie Shorr

Karen Elson

Katie Cook

Katie Herzig

Katie Schecter

Kayce Singleton

Kayla Price

Kelleigh Bannen

Kelly Henderson

Kim Collins

Leah Turner

Lauren Branson

Lauren Wilson

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

Leticia Cline

Libby Callaway

Lindsey Bathke

Lisa Boullt

Lucie Silvas

Maggie Rose

Margo Price

Marissa Moss

Maryanne Michas

Megan Barry

Megan James Garrett

Merissa Tomlinson

Mickey Guyton

Miss G.

Natalie Stovall

Nena Anderson Cote

Nikita Karmen

Rachael DeVries

Rebecca Sweet

Rose Falcon

Sara Braud

Sarah Baer

Shelly Colvin

Siobhan Kennedy

Sophia Scott

Sophie Simmons

Stevie Frasure

Tanya Trotter

Vadis Turner

Whitney Duncan

Young Summer


KAB NASHVILLE BREAST CAST | ARTISTS

Alison Mosshart

ALuckyRabbit

Andra Eggleston

Ann Lewis

Audie Adams

Baron Batch

Barry Johnson

Brett Crawford

Brian Wooden

Buddy Jackson

Chris Zidek

Dana Olson

Danielle Duer

Dave Persue

David Onri Anderson

David Rice

Death Nurse

Don Rimx

Donna Woodley

Elisheba Israel Mrozik

Emily Dorio 

Emily Leonard

Emily Silver

English Cousins

Eric MOBE Bass

FAILE

Hayley Welsh

Heather Morgan

Herakut

Herb Williams

How and Nosm

Hunt Slonem

I Saw the Sign

Isaac Malakkai

James Perrin

JENPROPS

Jenn Bowman

Jocelyn Limmer

Jodi Hays

Julia Grayson

Julia Martin

Karen Seapker

Kime Buzzelli

KMNDZ

Kristen Ferrell

Laurie Shipley

Lauryn YS

Lea Yolanda

Lizzy Lunday

Logan Hicks

Lori Nelson

Lula Goce

Maira Kalman

Matt Shultz

Mel Kadel

Melissa Moss

MissMe

Mr. Hooper

Music City Murals

Natalie Harrison

Nathan Brown

New Hat Projects

Pam Marlene Taylor

Phillip Sweet

Rachel Briggs

Rachel Owens

Raif Adelberg

Ron Lentz

Rowdy Cowlick

Sandra Chevrier

Sean O’Meallie

Shelby Ragland

Sheila B

Sisavanh Phouthavong

Skye Walker

Steffi Sutton

Stephanie Rond

Stikki Peaches

Susan Haas

Tess Davies

Tim Kerr

Trevor Mikula

Vadis Turner

WJ Cunningham


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Key Takeaways
  • Keep A Breast Foundation Launches Charitybuzz Auction Featuring 87 Bespoke Artist-Designed Breast Casts of Nashville Influencers and Local Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Keep A Breast Foundation Celebrates their 20th Anniversary
  • The online auction is live now through Oct. 28 at Charitybuzz.com/KAB.
Quotes
“Our goal as an organization is to promote accessible breast health and disease prevention for all people. We know that breast cancer disproportion...
Shaney jo DardenKeep A Breast Founder, CCO
“The casts are a visual representation that all bodies are beautiful. Through art, we are able to communicate complex feelings and emotions about a...
Shaney jo DardenKeep A Breast Founder, CCO
“Charitybuzz is grateful to support KAB by sharing this timely, important fundraising opportunity featuring special art pieces with our generous co...
Ben ErwinCharitybuzz President
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310-200-3921
bree@keep-a-breast.org