Help 2 Local Artists Fight Breast Cancer This Weekend In El Paso
Toma Gallery and Studios is creating awareness for breast cancer by hosting two separate events this weekend featuring art, music, Lucha Libre, and much more.
Before October ends, in support of breast cancer awareness month and two local artists currently battling the disease, Toma Gallery Studios will showcase Beyond The Grave: Halloween Show and Hoy Es Por Ti (Today Is For You) art show in downtown El Paso.
Beyond The Grave: Halloween Show
Pro Wrestling Legacy and Delgado promotions will bring a Lucha Libre-style match to Toma Gallery and Studios on Saturday, October 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with a portion of proceeds benefitting the cause. Admission: $10 / Click HERE for Tickets
Hoy Es Por Ti
On Sunday, October 23, Toma Gallery and Studios will showcase 30 artists from the El Paso and Juarez region exhibiting over 35 works curated by artists Gabriela Ostos, Manuel Piña, and Armando Mora. A portion of select artworks will also be donated to the artists battling the disease. Admission: Free
The all-female local music group Pie Sisters will perform at the gallery exhibit between 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., along with a local vendor providing snacks and beverages.
According to breastcancer.org, a woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative, such as a mother, sister, and daughter, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In contrast, less than 15% of women with breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
Early detection is critical as breast cancer is sometimes only discovered after symptoms appear, but at times, many women never experience symptoms at all. Because of this, the American Cancer Society strongly recommends regular screenings since it is the most reliable way to spot the early signs of breast cancer.
- Toma Gallery and Studios
- 210 S. Poplar St., 79901
- Free Parking Available
- Both events are open to the El Paso community of all ages.