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Cups for a Cure in Martin

The fourth-annual Cups for the Cure event will be held 2-4 p.m., Feb. 1 at the University of Tennessee at Martin Wesley Foundation building on Lovelace Avenue. The event is co-hosted by the UT Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts and the Wesley Foundation.

David McBeth, UT Martin professor of art, and his students will be selling handmade ceramic cups and mugs for a $15 donation. One hundred percent of funds raised will be donated to cancer research foundations in the region.

McBeth created Cups for the Cure in 2017 to support cancer patients and their families. McBeth’s mother was diagnosed with cancer on Feb. 4, 2014, and passed away 21 days later. She received financial assistance from Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, a foundation at the cancer center where she was receiving treatment.

McBeth also created Empty Bowls, which is an annual event that takes place in November. Empty Bowls is an initiative to help the citizens in Martin who experience food insecurities. The luncheon is $15 and includes a handmade ceramic bowl and the money goes to WeCare. Watch the video below to learn more about McBeth and his projects.

This event is open to the public, and a variety of beverages and desserts will be available.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.

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