Silent Auction supports both the Arts and Women

Paradise City Arts Festival and The Breast Form Fund partner to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and assistance
May 18, 2011 5:46 PM ET
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  Northampton, MA - May 18, 2011  - The Breast Form Fund (BFF) is once again the proud partner with the Paradise City Arts Festival. The BFF will be the recipient of all proceeds raised from silent auctions that will take place daily at the Paradise City Arts Festival on May 28, 29 and 30, 2011. 

The BFF will auction fine and functional art donated by Paradise City’s remarkably talented exhibitors. This will be the fourth time the two organizations have partnered together. 

Paradise City's exhibitors have generously donated hundreds of beautiful and valuable artworks, from jewelry and clothing to sculpture, glass, ceramics and paintings. A different selection of donations will be on display each day at the Silent Auction Tables in the Arena Building. A special addition this year will be the creation of Master pen maker Barry Gross which is a handmade pen designed specifically for The Breast Form Fund benefit.  Two of these pens will be auctioned off and proceeds from all other BFF pens sold during the festival will be donated to the fund as well. 

Paradise City has raised nearly $250,000 in the last 16 years to benefit community non-profit organizations. These also include Hospice, public television, arts education, the Food Bank, hospitals and art museums. 

To ensure a successful endeavor for both The Breast Form Fund and the Paradise City Arts Festival, a call has gone out for volunteers.  The Breast Form Fund is seeking volunteers to make a three to four hour commitment in exchange for a one-day admission ticket ($12 value) to PCAF over the Memorial Day Weekend. For more information about volunteer needs and to sign up, please visit: 

About The Breast Form Fund 

The Breast Form Fund (BFF) was founded in 1994 to offer financial assistance to uninsured and under-insured women to purchase breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras after breast cancer surgery. These products help women regain their sense of beauty and self-assurance after surgery and for years to come. 

The Breast Form Fund offers assistance to women of all ages and cultural backgrounds who live in Massachusetts. In addition to providing funds for women, The Breast Form Fund's intention is to increase awareness of breast health. For more information, please visit

About Paradise City 

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Paradise City's shows are highly competitive, and showcases the works of some of America's most prominent craftsmen and artists. 


Paradise City maintains a database of more than 15,000 artists and designers, housing one of the largest digital image libraries of contemporary craft in the world. Its shows provide artists with a sophisticated marketplace for cutting-edge work, and are an important resource for serious collectors, homeowners, galleries and decorators. Among the many art media included are works in studio furniture, art glass, large-scale sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and painting. serves as an extensive visual preview for all Paradise City shows, as well as providing an interactive educational resource for both the public and the press. Visitors access product and contact information for participating artists before, during, and after the shows. In addition, registered media regularly access camera-ready images to use in national and local coverage of the artists and our events. 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jen Lind at