Hadassah

Delray Beach Chapter Does "Paint the Tatas"

Sunday, Apr 27 2014

One image showed a field of bright yellow flowers; another replicated a famous Peter Max painting and a third mirrored the smiling face of a corpulent cat.

Though all the paintings were artistic and colorful, it was the canvas that made them truly unique. They were all painted on the bare torso of women volunteers.

The Florida Region of Hadassah on a Sunday at the end of April sponsored a "Paint the Ta-Tas Day" event at the Diagnostic Centers of America in Delray Beach, to raise breast cancer awareness. Hadassah members in chapters from Boca Raton to Vero Beach turned out to support the 48 "models," 16 artists and eight female photographers that took part in the ta-ta painting event that ran from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"We're doing this event for two reasons," Joan Baron, president of the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah said.

"The first is to raise breast cancer awareness and the second is to raise money for research to prevent breast cancer." After the volunteer models had their torsos painted from the shoulder to the navel by professional artists, each human painting was photographed and will be made into a large artistic poster. The finished poster will be sold at Hadassah's major fund raising gala event on Oct. 26 at Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton. The gala will honor breast cancer survivors as well as local doctors who are renowned for their expert work in the field of breast cancer. The event will raise funds for awareness, research and treatment at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel.

Related Stories

alt_text

Friday, May 22 2020

"What's Next for Israel? A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi"

Yossi Klein Halevi is a noted Israeli political analyst and the bestselling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and Like Dreamers...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, May 15 2020

Alma and Burt Krull: Inspiring Generations With Their Generosity

Longtime Hadassah supporters Alma and Burt Krull have always lived by the ideal of the Hebrew word trumah.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, May 14 2020

Hadassah Statement On Never Again Education Act Passing Congress

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman released the below joint statement today...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, May 13 2020

Safeguard women's health. Things you can do at home for Women’s Health Week.

Hadassah@Home #8

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel

israeltravel@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More