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Please make checks payable to “Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation”.
Cancer is one of the toughest journeys a person can face. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many new challenges, patients and their families cannot press ‘pause’ while battling cancer.
Katelyn’s husband, Kyle, was out of work while receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatment for Grade 3 brain cancer. She was out of work on maternity leave following the birth of their first child. “I would stay up at night feeding our son and rocking him to sleep, thinking, ‘How will we pay next month’s bills?’ FCS Foundation helped our family through that time,” she said.
Since the start of the pandemic, requests for patient grants have increased 25% over 2019 and are expected to continue rising at a steady pace. Throughout our history, we have never turned away a qualified applicant.
The pandemic has greatly impacted our ability to raise the funds necessary to continue to assist patients in need without disruption. We have been forced to cancel or postpone almost all signature events. And although we have shifted some of our fundraisers to virtual platforms, overall contributions are down substantially.
With your continued support, we can make an even greater impact for cancer patients and their families by providing immediate financial aid for essential everyday living expenses. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to FCS Foundation during this season of giving.
There are many ways and many reasons to give. And, thanks to the generous physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists who pay for the Foundation’s overhead expenses, 100 percent of donations go directly towards paying the essential non-medical living expenses for qualified cancer patients.
Meet Antonio Azzato, the visionary behind the Las Meninas Sculpture Project. To continue the successful and positive spirit of the Las Meninas project in Madrid, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Healing Arts in Medicine are bringing Antonio Azzato’s vision to the United States for the first time.
Azzato was born and raised in Venezuela and has Italian and Spanish roots. He has raised more than 550K euros for different charitable foundations. His experience in the engineering, business, marketing, and interior design fields has given him the technical and artistic training to develop his Meninas Gallery project, which has positioned the silhouette of the Menina as the new icon of the city of Madrid, where he currently resides. Learn more about Antonio here.
Painted by Diego Velázquez in 1656,“Las Meninas” translates to Ladies in Waiting. Considered a masterpiece depicting life in the court of King Philip IV of Spain, the painting represents a turning point in art history for the way in which Velázquez broke from the stiff formal portraits that typically defined royal subjects.
Inspired by the iconic painting “Las Meninas,” which translates to “Ladies in Waiting,” Spanish artist and sculptor Antonio Azzato created larger than life-size statues, fashioned in the shape of the Ladies in Waiting in the famous painting, that have been displayed in the streets of Madrid every fall since 2018. The statues are painted by various Spanish artists and celebrities and used to raise money for different charities. For the project with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), smaller statues that are white, like a blank canvas, will be distributed to 12 designated FCS clinics. Together with local artists, patients will bring their Las Meninas vision to life, giving each statue its own unique theme and color palette.
Once complete, the Las Meninas sculptures will be on display in local communities, raising awareness of the extreme healing power of art in medicine. After a months-long tour of the state, each will be placed on auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. The Foundation assists cancer patients in need in Florida with essential everyday living expenses.
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