By WM, May 2023
From the press release:
Fashion Fights Cancer celebrates an exciting new partnership with VOLTA Art Fair from May 17 to 21, during Mental Health Awareness Month. FFC is VOLTA’s official non-profit partner for 2023.
The exhibition with FFC will feature live art installations by urban cartoon artist Andy Dass and will be open to attendees of VOLTA Art Fair.
On Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m, VOLTA and FFC will partner for a fundraising event benefiting FFC at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The fundraiser will be open to the public with special access to VOLTA Art Fair for a $35 donation for general admission and a $75 donation for VIP access. The event will be hosted by New York Fashion Week Creator Fern Mallis, and FFC Board Member and President of Hilldun Corporation Gary Wassner.
The partnership event will consist of a cocktail reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, including Jeff Wan, Ashley Longshore, Andy Dass, Patrick Cupid, Vivienne Hu, and other renowned art and fashion industry supporters and FFC board members. Six VOLTA galleries exhibiting at the fair will each donate a piece of art to be auctioned; FFC will then select six designers to be paired with each piece of art. Each designer will use the paired artwork to inspire an outfit that will be revealed at the event.
About Fashion Fights Cancer
FFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that galvanizes the support of New York City and the international fashion community to raise awareness and execute various initiatives, including therapeutic programs, retail partnerships, and fundraisers to execute their mission.
Fashion Fights Cancer’s (FFC) mission is to nurture the minds, bodies, and souls of cancer patients and survivors as well as all communities dealing with mental health through fashion and design-oriented activities. FFC was founded to act as a sanctuary for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. In collaboration with local communities, impactful brands, hospitals, therapists, and international fashion houses, FFC seeks to empower those who have been affected by the devastating illness of cancer in any way, shape or form throughout the United States and internationally to combat this disease.
VOLTA is an international contemporary art fair that started in Basel in 2005 and debuted in New York in 2008. VOLTA supports ambitious international galleries to participate in the art markets’ major cities and offers art collectors a place to discover the art of now, connect with galleries, and grow their collections. Now, they return to present over 50 international galleries at their 2023 edition May 17 – 21 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. WM