“Scars are beautiful” writes Allie Lambert about her mother, who “took a different route through her reconstructive surgery. She used tattoos, art, something she loves, to make the scars beautiful.” Lambert is one of the one of the winners of Gilda’s Club’s “Write Stuff” competition, which received entries from more than 200 teens across the region who shared their personal experiences and reflections of what it’s like to live with cancer — either their own or someone close to them. The teens’ essays, poetry, videos and art will be shared and celebrated Saturday at a reception at Gilda’s Club and is open to all. RSVP at the number above or by emailing [email protected]. Gilda’s is located behind that iconic red door on Baxter Avenue and is a nonprofit resource for anyone dealing with cancer.
Saturday, Jan. 23Gilda’s Club
2-4 p.m. | Free