Rutland shop helps create lasting 'mammories'

Make a lasting 'mammory' and help in the fight against breast cancer, said Traci Pena, owner of Reincarnation Upscale Resale and Fabulous Finds.

Combining sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry, Lasting Mammories a fund-raising event unlike any other. Lasting Mammories will create one-of-a-kind plaster forms of the female torso that are customized by local artists and then auctioned to raise consciousness and funding for The Pink Ribbon Diva Foundation. The casts will be physical representations of a simple truth because breast cancer attacks all women without prejudice, it is the powerful individual present in all women that will fight it and conquer it.

Cancer can & does leave you with lost wages and extra expenses not covered by insurance or other programs and that's where this fundraiser comes in.

The mission of Lasting Mammories is to raise funds for everday added/extra expenses associated with breast cancer, such as travel costs, extra heating, special foods, perscriptions or simply to help with rent and utilities or groceries while a woman cannot work and may be waiting for disability to kick-in. There are tons of charities out there that support prevention and treatment but not a whole lot that support the everyday aspects of those living and surviving with breast cancer," said Pena.

The Lasting Mammories fund raising event and the Pink Ribbon Diva Foundation's goal is to bring a fresh perspective to this important cause in a way that is relevant and inspiring to all those affected by breast cancer.

Lasting Mammories will donate breast cast kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, in addition to, those people, family and friends of those diagnosed or survived cancer that would like to make the cast in honor of their loved ones.

The Lasting Mammories Fund-raising project is seeking volunteers in many areas of assistance. For more inforamtion about these areas of need, contact Pena at Reincarnation Upscale Resale and Fabulous Finds, located at 86 River St. in Rutland or 282-4464 or visit the website at: www.reincarnationconisgnment.biz

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