Our Mission

Inspired by her sister, Nancy Johnson, a breast cancer warrior, Stripped for Cancer founder Susie Straubmueller has set out to reveal the brave stories of breast cancer warriors, while raising crucial research funds to find a cure for this disease that affects one in eight women.

A raw and personal look at the untold journey of these warriors, Stripped: Deconstructed | Reconstructed documents the convicting and complex physical, mental, and spiritual effects of the disease through compelling photography that ultimately unearths true beauty under fire throughout their courageous fight—beauty that’s often found in the most unexpected places.

Event Description

The inaugural Stripped: Deconstructed | Reconstructed is an event and exhibition, displaying powerful and emotion-packed works that depict and personalize the breast cancer journey; a journey that truly leaves no one untouched by the weight of this disease.

The evening will feature a provocative art installation by director Tom De Nolf that conceptualizes the impact of breast cancer by featuring women who have battled breast cancer as well as those unaffected by breast cancer thus alluding to the ubiquitous, undiscriminating nature of the disease.

Stripped for Cancer has also commissioned an exclusive series of photographs each movingly illustrating and exposing the body, emotion, strength and spirit of breast cancer warriors with conceptual work captured by leading photographers.

The Goss-Michael Foundation’s Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd exhibit will also be on view.

Entertainment, including a special performance at 7:30 p.m. by internationally acclaimed opera star and humanitarian James Valenti, along with a highly curated silent auction will likewise set the tone for this unforgettable evening. Also, we would like to thank pianist Mary Dibbern for her talent throughout the evening.


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