October 1, 2014

The Art of Breast Cancer & Skin Marker Awareness - A Shared Story

Here are photos of the piece I made for Pikes Peak Busts: An Uplifting Event with Broad Appeal, which is an art exhibit to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. It is a bra adorned with Beekley Medcal's mamammography nipple markers, my mammogram results, and lace. The title is “Reference Points”.

My interest in creating something with nipple markers began in 2012 when I had my first mammogram. Until that day, I had no idea that nipple markers existed. With all the worry and anxiety that led me to that x-ray changing room, I was given these intriguing little stickers and told where to place them. Curiosity later lead me to the internet in search of more information about these small ‘stickers’ and I realized how important these mammography tools are.

Many thanks to the customer service representative who put me in contact with Beekley’s marketing department, and to Mary Lang for listening to my “I’d like to use these markers in an art project” story and then sending the markers to me.

Pikes Peak Busts art exhibit will run through the month of October. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/pikespeakbusts

Kristina Reich
Colorado Springs 

Charity Auction Bra Made with Beekley Medical Nipple Markers

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