Children, Cancer and Artwork

Children's Art Project @ MD Anderson Center

I realize Christmas has passed, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of the season has to vanish for another 365 days.

Several years ago, I was introduced to a special children’s art project benefiting young cancer patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston, Texas. As a fundraiser for the cancer research facility, young children (patients) create art that is transferred to various mediums and sold through the Children’s Art Project.

Since 2007, Husband and I have purchased our Christmas cards from the Children’s Art Project. This past Christmas, we selected this western-themed card:

This card was created by a patient named Dominick (14) from Houston. He is being treated at M. D. Anderson for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The Children’s Art Project strives to give children with cancer opportunities to live a more normal childhood and prepare successfully for adulthood.

Through the sales of cards and gifts featuring the original artwork of young patients from the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, all proceeds are invested directly into pediatric programs to give hope, normalcy and a promising future to young lives interrupted by cancer.

…. your purchase helps to make life better for children with cancer.

One of my resolutions in 2012 is to participate in 52 Letters, 52 Weeks. You can read my full list here. To further support the Children’s Art Project, I am purchasing a set (or two….or ten) of stationery. These kids are incredibly talented. Here’s a sample of their note cards:

Bluebonnets in the Grass


Fresh Paisley


I could spend a fortune on items and gifts sold at the Children’s Art Project. Visit their website, they are offer a wide variety of paper products, Christmas ornaments, calendars, jewelry, and clothing. If you’re looking for a “unique” gift for that person who has everything, support cancer research AND get something really cool at the same time!

I was not paid for this promotion; M.D. Anderson Hospital has no idea who I am. But I do wish they offered a frequent buyer program.

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  1. Kelly February 22, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Hey Nicole, I handle the social media for the Children’s Art Project and I was wondering could you explain in more detail what you mean by “Frequent buyer plan?” are you thinking like a loyalty card with a points system?

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