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Breast cancer survivor, author and artist to speak Oct. 17 at Hospital of Central Connecticut

New Britain [October 02 2013] - As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Hospital of Central Connecticut will present its first Dr. James Massi annual lecture Thursday, Oct. 17 with speaker Heidi Marble, a breast cancer survivor, author and artist.

Marble will present “One piece at a time: The art of taking broken into beautiful.” Through Marble’s Donate & Create Program, she demonstrates how one woman, one idea can be a catalyst for change. By taking pieces of unused jewelry, bobbles and buttons, she has created a platform for fundraising, awareness and healing.

The free event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the hospital’s New Britain General campus cafeteria.

Marble has created a Mirror of Many Colors of Cancer art piece to be displayed in a boutique at the hospital’s new cancer center, currently under construction. The mirror will be revealed during the program. For the piece, the hospital collected donations of older or unwanted costume jewelry including necklaces, pins, bracelets, watches, earrings, belt buckles, buttons, tie tacks and cuff links.

The Dr. James Massi annual lecture is presented by the Comprehensive Breast Center & George Bray Cancer Center. Free validated parking will be available in the Quigley Garage. The event will include door prizes and Marble will be selling her book, Waiting for Wings for $18. Seating is limited; to register, please call 860-224-5299.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900 X6507

Heidi Marble

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