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‘Art For Hope’ Raises Money For Breast Cancer Support

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He’s one of Baltimore’s best known plastic surgeons who is also known for his amazing art.  Wednesday night his work will be front and center at a major fundraiser.

Ron Matz reports it’s all designed to raise money for an organization which helps women being treated for breast cancer.

The view from the Ritz Carlton is spectacular.  It’s home to Dr. Dean Kane’s art gallery where “Art for Hope” will raise money for the Red Devils.

“It’s a Maryland organization that supports women and families with breast cancer,” said Lauri Kane, board member of the Red Devils.

Lauri Kane has been touched by many survivor stories.

“We are honoring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her mother, Dr. Nina Rawlings, a 20-year breast cancer survivor,” said Lauri Kane. “We hope to raise $25,000. It’s events like these that will help the Red Devils.  We’re expecting a lot of people.  We’ve had an overwhelming response.”

Dr. Dean Kane’s 3-D photo sculptures bring a vibrancy to photographs.

“I was looking to do something with all of those pictures people put in a drawer.  Instead of making a scrapbook or a digital display, I started taking them out and started bending them, free forming them, trying to develop something new with photography,” said Dr. Dean Kane, a plastic surgeon and artist. “I want to create art that’s important to me and the community.  I developed a collage of the Super Bowl win in New Orleans and developed it on a Pollock-style background splash.”

As part of the charity event, there’s an incredible silent auction.

From flowers to a Ravens Super Bowl collage, “Art for Hope” will give hope to others.

“There has been an outpouring from the community for the silent auction.  We have a Ravens package.  Radcliffe has some beautiful things.  We have Mano Swartz furs, and we have some amazing spa packages,” said Lauri Kane.

“An event like this raising $25,000 allows us to provide transportation and treatment, meals and groceries, housecleaning, and any critical need the family might have as they go through the breast cancer journey,” said Jan Wilson, executive director of the Red Devils.

In Maryland, there are 4,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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