Patient-created holiday cards raise spirits and funds at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Sharing season’s greetings during the holidays is a time-honored tradition that leaves many in search of the perfect holiday card to send to their family and friends. Thankfully, an annual fundraiser that benefits young cancer patients makes that decision a whole lot easier. Since 1986 the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been selling holiday cards designed by young patients battling cancer or a blood disorder, in order to raise needed funds for the Center. Patients create pieces of art throughout the year, providing therapy and a creative outlet for kids of all ages who are undergoing treatments. In addition to reducing anxiety and improving health outcomes, these workshops give children something positive to focus on during challenging times.
Patients can choose whether they want to donate their original artwork, and if their piece is selected,they are featured as the talented artists behind this unique holiday fundraiser.
The holiday cards are available for purchase online at PCHArtWorks.org, in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Gift Shop, and at. Cards are sold in packs of five, 25 and 50, and corporate cards are available online, with all proceeds benefiting the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
2016 Holiday Card Retail locations include:
– Cobblestone Auto Spa
– Desert School Federal Credit Unions
– IHOP (participating locations)
– Del Sol Furniture
“The holiday card fundraiser has been incredibly beneficial on many levels. It’s therapeutic and rewarding for our patients, and provides a creative way for local businesses and the community to support the Hospital. People feel really good about giving a seasonal greeting card that represents healing and hope.”
Steve Schnall, Senior Vice President, Phoenix Children’s Hospital