Pilsen Artist Battling Cancer Loses Job, Insurance Coverage

By Anthony Ponce
|  Friday, Feb 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:56 PM CDT
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<a title=Francisco Mendoza was a Chicago Public Schools art teacher from 1985 until April of last year, when he found out he had life-threatening multiple myeloma." />

Francisco Mendoza was a Chicago Public Schools art teacher from 1985 until April of last year, when he found out he had life-threatening multiple myeloma.

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A Chicago art teacher is out of work, battling cancer and without insurance.

But some friends are coming to his aid and are hosting a fundraiser:

Fiesta Silent Art Auction (Art, food, music)
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL
Sunday, February 27, 3-7pm

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