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Tattoo reality star Clint Cummings hosts art show to support the fight against colorectal cancer

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Cancer News J E 4
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Clint Cummings, diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2016, is using his exposure from reality TV to benefit and educate people about the disease through "The Art of Heroes Art Show"

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Clint Cummings, artist from season two of Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares Miami, is fighting stage IV colorectal cancer and hosting the 1st annual "The Art of Heroes Art Show" to benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer and help with his personal medical bills. The public is invited to attend this first-annual, family-friendly event.

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Event Details:

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:

  • Artwork donated by Sarah Miller, Tatu Baby, Big Ceeze, etc. for sale
  • 30+ tattoo artists tattooing pre-drawn cancer ribbons for $50
  • Costume contest - anyone who comes dressed in a costume, specifically any super hero costume, will be entered to win a $1,000 tattoo by Clint Cummings (when he returns to tattooing)
  • Local bands
  • Food
  • 1,000s of raffle prizes and free gifts for the kids (while supplies last)

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, danielle@fightcrc.org

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SOURCE Fight Colorectal Cancer

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