StewARTworks Foundation Fund and Friendraiser
Space 1858, in Chicago, was the site of the second annual StewARTworks Foundation’s Fund and Friendraiser.
This gallery event presented a new selection of Stewart Leavitt’s original artwork, along with a special exhibit entitled “Past and Process” that showed some of Stewart’s earlier works and provided insight to his process as he created over 150 new pieces during his illness (2013-2016).
The evening also celebrated the partnership between the Foundation and Triage Cancer. We are proud to be one of the sponsors for Triage’s new caregiver resource page, along with the Quick Guide to Caregiving, as well as a short animated video about the importance of caregiving. Triage Cancer provides free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers through events, materials and resources.
The evening also featured a silent auction with special offerings – original works of art, Northshore winery tours, signed Chicago Cubs memorabilia, self-care packages and many other original and fun packages. Stewart’s favorite lemon bars made an appearance (and disappeared quickly) along with other tasty treats and libations.
The primary focus of the evening was the continuing discussion on the importance of providing support for family caregivers, recognizing their vital role in helping their loved ones and families navigate through medical challenges and how palliative care can improve quality of life for those facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their caregivers and families.