Cancer survivor paints Watkins Glen yellow
Indie artist and cancer survivor Christine Baze will perform four shows later this week to educate and empower the Watkins Glen community, students and their families in the fight against cervical cancer. Shows are scheduled for:
- • Thursday, June 3, at 9:45 a.m., Watkins Glen Middle School, 200 Tenth Street
• Thursday, June 3, at 12 noon, Rotary Club Meeting, Elks Club, 300 N. Madison Ave.
• Friday, June 4, at 9:00 a.m., Watkins Glen High School, 303 12th St.
• Friday, June 4, from 5-8 p.m., Village Marina Bar and Grill, 2 Seneca Harbor, Watkins Glen
In 2000, when Elmira native Baze was 31 years old, she was enjoying the successful beginning of her music career in the Boston area. But that year, she received the news that she had cervical cancer, and the music stopped. Survival became a series of treatments and operations followed by deep depression. Her experiences led her to create her own organization, TheYellowUmbrella.org (originally PopSmear.org) and take her music and message of cervical cancer prevention and early detection on the road through The Yellow Umbrella Tour.
The Yellow Umbrella symbolizes hope and protection. In 100 shows, the Yellow Umbrella Tour has included artists such as Sarah Bettens, Kaki King, The Fray, Duncan Sheik, Ben Folds, K’s Choice and Michele Shocked.
Currently, Baze is promoting her latest album, Ever Changing Colors, which includes music based on her survival, about being a woman, and, in Christine’s words, “how nothing stays the same, no matter what.”WATKINS GLEN, June 1
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