Event Information
Tough Friends Art Club for Young Adults (Oct) Location: Virtual - assigned links

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

@ 4:30-6pm Pacific / 6:30-8pm Central / 7:30-9pm Eastern

An interactive online workshop where you'll learn about an artist and their creative process, create your own art, and meet some awesome young adult cancer friends. Plus there will be opportunities to win prizes!

This event is for young adults (ages 18-45) that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40—any stage, any cancer, anywhere in your cancer experience.   

Theme: Halloween - Costumes Encouraged + Prizes!

Questions? Email marc@gildasclubmadison.org   

Presented by Gilda's Club Madison and Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee.

Materials You'll Need:

  • Bring paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, and anything else you'd like to use.

About Our Featured Artist: Erin Fusco

Erin Fusco is 36 year-old artist, producer, and business owner and has been in treatment for BRCA2-induced pancreatic cancer for the past three years. She has nearly twenty years of professional artistic experience ranging from cartoony character designs to storyboards for reality tv shows. Her career was largely in mobile game art direction up until a few years ago when she switched to game production; now Erin is the producer for concept art and art outsourcing on Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo IV.

Erin works on Diablo by day and her own art by night; a passion for merchandising pushed her to start her company "PinYatta!" in which she designs and sells high quality enamel lapel pins. Outside of art and work, she spends her time with her husband Adam and English Bulldog son, Brick. She loves cartoons, drag queens, Disneyland, Conan O'Brien, pins, Legos, and nail polish. You can see more of her work on Instagram @zzleigh and check out her pins at PinYattaShop.com or on Etsy!

About Our Host: Chelsey Gomez

Chelsey Gomez is a 31 year old artist and two time cancer survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She is the owner of the cancer awareness brand “Ohyouresotough” which sells humorous nontraditional cancer products on Etsy. She has also developed an online community on Instagram, which aims to change the way society views cancer patients, especially young adult cancer patients. She resides in Florida with her husband Michael and her 6 year old daughter Luna.

Zoom access is provided by our Technology Sponsors, the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative and UW Carbone Cancer Center.