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RB1: LabCentral's Gallery 1832 Marks Rare Disease Month in Association with Art for Eyes

February 8, 2024

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In children with the heritable genetic form of Retinoblastoma there is a mutation on chromosome 13, called the RB1 gene. The genetic codes found in chromosomes control the way in which cells grow and develop within the body. If a portion of the code is missing or altered, a cancer may develop.

This exhibit will showcase work that will have at least one eye on it. To represent that to see a better world it starts with our children, especially those who lose their sight. Battling childhood cancer and then a lifelong vision impairment is a traumatic disability that resilient survivors and their families face hardships regularly. These children not only deserve the medical equipment to prevent disfigurement and pain, but also to truly be accepted see themselves in the arts. Each art piece will help provide awareness to Retinoblastoma and provide financial aid for kids' prosthetic eyes.

Rare Disease Awareness month is an opportunity to get eyes on this rare childhood cancer and let compassionate creativity help kids like her live a healthy and happy life with the eyes they deserve. To learn more about Art for Eyes, click here

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