ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Clint Cummings, artist from season
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Sunday June 12, 2016 1 p.m.-10 p.m. CT
Sparrows Tattoo Company2860 FM157 #110Mansfield, TX 76063
The Art of Heroes Website
Clint Cummings, age 35, was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in January 2016. Over the past several months Cummings has exposed his cancer experience through social media to educate others and change lives. He's partnering with Fight Colorectal Cancer to raise awareness nationally and provide those inspired by his fight with a place to turn for resources, information and support.
"Because of my time on international TV shows like Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares Miami I chose to lend my voice and partner up with Fight Colorectal Cancer," said Cummings. "Their mission is to 'use their voices to empower and activate a community.' I have a voice to lend to their group being only 35 and fighting stage IV colorectal cancer. Plus, I absolutely don't muttle when I speak and people always know I mean it!"
About the Benefit
The Art of Heroes will feature some of the world's most renown tattoo artists like Jime Litwalk, Joe Capobianco, Steven Tefft and many more. The event will also include:
Cummings hopes to see this event become an annual event that doesn't only happen at his shop, but in shops across his network and close family of tattoo artists around the globe. He hopes to see a "tattoos for a cause" day to be celebrated annually.
Proceeds from the event will be split amongst Cummings and Fight Colorectal Cancer.
"We're excited that Clint chose to support Fight CRC and rally his community to support this cause," said Anjee Davis, president of Fight CRC. "He's one of the 'One Million Strong' who's not only fighting for himself, but for others. We're happy to partner with him to further our shared mission of educating the public, providing resources and funding and instilling hope in a cure."
About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancers) is the nation's 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths of men and women combined. It's estimated there will be approximately 137,000 new cases diagnosed and 50,000 deaths annually. Although incidence of colorectal cancer cases has been on the decline since 1985, SEER data on colorectal cancer shows that rates among those diagnosed under age 50 have increased.
About Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer - a preventable disease - is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference. Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. known for our advocacy. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process. We are one million strong and we won't stop fighting until there's a cure. Join us at FightCRC.org.
Media Contact: Danielle Burgess, Fight Colorectal Cancer, 7035481225, [email protected]
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SOURCE Fight Colorectal Cancer
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