Running Free From Cancer, inspired by the loss of a childhood friend, is a nonprofit organization created to benefit cancer survivors and their families. Proceeds will be donated to Cancer Support Community, which works to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. All programs are offered free of charge.

The Third Annual Running Free From Cancer fundraiser (in support of Cancer Support Community) will be held at Sola Café, 290 West Kagy, Bozeman. Original art will be on display and available for bidding during the silent auction at Sola from May 21 through July 23, 2014.

An opening artists’ reception will be Wednesday, May 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Bidding will commence for the silent auction event. Featured artists include Dana Aaberg, Terry Hall, Whitney Hall, Justine Heisel, DG House, Rebecca Huff, Larry Hughes, Marsha Karle, Wendy Marquis, Deborah McKenna, Shirley Robinett, Bryon Rogers, Peggy Ryan, Anita Saunders, and Marci Surratt. Meet and greet the featured artists and many others who have been touched by cancer.

The closing reception and wine tasting will be Wednesday, July 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Bidding will close for the original art silent auction items and the raffle ticket drawing will take place for Shirley Robinett’s original featured piece, “Take Courage.” Raffle Tickets and Wine Tasting Tickets may be purchased in advance at Sola Café, Cancer Support Community, Four Winds Gallery, Old Main Gallery, Kindred Spirits Gallery (Sheridan MT) and Wendy Marquis Art Studio (Belgrade).