Art takes on myeloma

Last November the Modern Art against Myeloma fundraiser raised more than $5,000. This year’s goal has been raised to $10,000 so that $5,000 can be donated to both the International Myeloma Foundation and the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center.

The fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the downtown Holiday Inn’s Gallery Room.

Featured artists will include Pierre Bonnard, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as well as contemporary works, etchings and lithographs.

There will be no charge to attend the exhibit, but donations will be accepted.

All art work will be available for purchase by check to raise additional donations.

The story below is by a local Myeloma survivor and active supportor of the fundraiser.