Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Live and Silent Auction to Take Place 
September 19th at the Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane 
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 
Courage Unmasked
On September 19, 2015 the Beebe Medical Foundation, Rehoboth Art League, Village Improvement Center and will host the Courage Unmasked Rehoboth Beach Gala. Courage Unmasked Rehoboth Beach (CURB) is a silent and live auction to raise money and awareness for head and neck cancer (HNC), on behalf of the 9114HNC Fund. The mission of the 9114HNC Fund, in addition to raising general awareness of head and neck cancers, is to provide direct assistance to HNC patients, who often find that insurance does not adequately cover their medical expenses.

At the gala, dozens of plastic mesh radiation masks used to protect patients undergoing radiation therapy and transformed into unique and inspiring sculptures, will be auctioned off. All proceeds from the sale of the masks, as well as tickets to the event and corporate & individual sponsorships will support HNC patients and survivors at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center and in Sussex County.

The brainchild of artist and HNC survivor Cookie Kerxton, Courage Unmasked has granted over $150,000 in direct assistance to HNC patients in communities across the United States. “This event is truly making a difference in the HNC community, not only by raising awareness of the disease but by alleviating some of the additional financial difficulties facing too many HNC patients” said Kerxton. “The continued success of Courage Unmasked would not be possible without the generosity – and creativity – of our partners and artists, and we are especially grateful for the support of the Rehoboth and Bethany Beach communites this year.

The collection of masks is currently on display at the Rehoboth Art League, but will soon join the more than 300 previously transformed sculptures on display in private homes, offices and medical centers nationwide.

Tickets to the September 19th Gala at the Rehoboth Art League may be purchased online at, where images of the CURB masks are also available, or by calling 202-248-7159. 

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