Gulfport, FL – Brenda McMahon Gallery is celebrating Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month and Nationwide Girls’s Small Enterprise Month this October with a themed celebration throughout Gulfport’s First Friday Artwork Stroll that lasts all through the month. The themed occasion, Girls on the Rise – Watch Us Soar!, takes place on October seventh from 5-9pm and celebrates the achievements of ladies in small enterprise and breast most cancers warriors.
Gallery proprietor Brenda McMahon, who together with glass artist Susan Gott got here up with the thought for the occasion, stated: “Watch Us Soar! happens throughout Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month and Nationwide Girls’s Small Enterprise Month, and we thought it an ideal strategy to have fun ladies artists, enterprise house owners and breast most cancers warriors. Our Gallery represents 20 regional artists, 16 of whom are ladies, and we wish to have fun every of their distinctive contributions.’
To honor Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month, the Gallery’s Artist of the Month Susan Gott will companion with the Gallery to lift funds for ladies’s wellness. Gott has created a line of hand-blown glass ‘pink pumpkins’ for Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month and is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of those pink pumpkins to the Sonia Plotnick Girls’s Well being Fund. McMahon, together with a number of different Gallery artists, are additionally donating a proportion of their artwork gross sales all through the month to the group, who will probably be arrange outdoors of the Gallery throughout Watch us Soar!
In the course of the occasion, BMG will honor one other Gulfport feminine artist and entrepreneur as nicely, trumpeter Lindy Romez. Lindy is a musician and yogi, and he or she is on a mission to assist carry mindfulness into individuals’s lives as a strategy to promote therapeutic by way of her not-for profit-business, Calm One.
Mentioned James Briggs, founding father of Carroway + Rose and Vice-President of the Gulfport Retailers Chamber of Commerce: “Each Brenda and Lindy’s tireless and artistic efforts locally are an inspiration to all of us who purpose to run a profitable enterprise that offers again to the neighborhood. It’s going to be an incredible celebration of the feminine spirit in Gulfport in the course of the Watch Us Soar! themed Artwork Stroll and all through the month on the Gallery.”
In regards to the organizations:
The Sonia Plotnick Well being Fund offers financing to pay for ladies’s mammograms and breast most cancers remedies in addition to many different total healthcare wants. The SPHF, named after Gulfport resident and lesbian activist Phyllis Plotnick’s mom who died of breast most cancers in 1964, was established in 1997 and has served over 1,000 ladies and supplied
greater than $220,000 in healthcare grants to ladies.
Calm One, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit group based by former 82nd Airborne Division soldier and yogi, Lindy Romez (Jaya Devi) in 2019. It was initially impressed by the excessive charge of suicide amongst veterans and the elevated consciousness of the psychological well being disaster that exists inside all demographics. Calm One gives guided meditations and instruments that may assist help anybody affected by any form of dis-ease within the thoughts and physique complicated by way of the observe of mindfulness. Go to www.calmone.org.