Art of Healing auction raises money for health screenings - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Art of Healing auction raises money for health screenings

By Jeff Daley jdaley@wdam.com

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The second annual Art of Healing auction and exhibition took place Saturday evening at the corporate headquarters for Sanderson Farms.

Over 150 artists donated more than 250 works of art to be sold at auction.

Proceeds from the Auction go to support the South Central Health Foundation.  The money will be used to fund free health screenings and other health initiatives.

In the past year hundreds of area residents have participated in the health screenings as a result of the money raised in last years event.

"Many of the artists that have donated tonight, they've donated because either themselves or their family members have an illness and they are in memory of them," said Brook Burroughs.

The foundations goal was to raise $10,000 from the auction.

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