Friday, March 6, 2009

The Purpose of The Promise...

My name is Theresa Ferreri and I am currently a Senior at Rollins College. I have partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to create an art project to support women who are battling breast cancer. It is called "The Promise Chair Affair."

We will be hosting a group of 6-10 women, who are battling breast cancer, once a week for 5 consecutive weeks: April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. We will be meeting in the Susan G. Komen offices located at: 1350 Orange Ave, Suite 260 Winter Park, FL 32789.

Through in-kind donations, we are hopeful to have plain wooden chairs, paints, brushes and supplies, for these women to create a themed chair of their choice. Each week they will add a little bit more to their chair in hopes that after 5 weeks they will have created a masterpiece all their own. I currently have two local artists that are willing to donate their time and talents to provide creative ideas, artistic assistance, and implementation .

After the chairs are completed, we will host a voice auction event in which we will spotlight each woman, give her an opportunity to share her story and describe her work of art! Each piece will then be auctioned off and all of the proceeds will go directly to the the Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event is planned for Wednesday May, 20th. It will be a classy evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction, and of course the main event will be the voice auction involving our "artists."

This is a great opportunity to meet some incredible women with incredible stories! This project allows these women one night a week to not think about cancer, to focus their attention, energy, and strength on something beautiful, and in the end have created something from nothing!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further explanation. If you are interested in being a part of this project, please contact me via email:

With hope and determination,

Theresa Ferreri

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