National character designer and cancer survivor visits Boise

National character designer and cancer survivor visits Boise
BOISE - Saturday, June 1st is National Cancer Survivors Day.

You're invited to a celebration of life with a cancer survivor whose work you've likely seen in the movies.

Chris Ayers is a character designer whose film credits include Men in Black II, Fantastic Four and the Santa Claus 2.

In 2005, Ayers was diagnosed with Leukemia.

A year after his diagnosis, his healing journey included drawing one animal per day, to eventually create two books, The Daily Zoo and Daily Zoo Two.

"It made sense for me to turn to two things that have brought so much comfort throughout my life," Ayers said. "To combine those, and really give myself that gift each day of doing something that I love."

Art for Hope & Healing is Saturday, June 1 at the Egyptian Theatre on 700 W. Main Street in Boise.

Ayers is the featured speaker and KBOI 2news anchor Natalie Hurst is the emcee.

The free event runs 6 to 8 pm and is sponsored by Merina Healing Arts Foundation.

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