Inspiring Hope with Homemade Art
PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2010) – Paints, oil pastels, or even crayons—combine any of these with a little creativity and some free time and you just might see your art bring hope to others during the holidays. The 2010 Holiday Hope Card Project, run by the Devlin Fund for Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center, invites those who have been touched by cancer to use their creativity and free time to participate in a homemade art competition aimed at inspiring hope to others during the winter holidays.
Each piece of art submitted to the Holiday Hope Card Project will be considered by a committee for artwork to be featured on holiday cards that will be packaged and sold to benefit cancer research and patient programs at Fox Chase. In addition, the selected artists will be recognized on the back of each card. No art training is required to participate in the competition.
Original artwork will be accepted from Monday, February 1 through Monday, March 15.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob or Linda Devlin at 610-779-9577 or 610-334-0388.
The Devlin Fund for Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center is a non-profit organization established by Bob and Linda Devlin in 2006. Two years earlier, Bob was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. A year later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His wife, Linda, had lost her mother, father, aunt, and great aunt to cancer. Bob’s father died of leukemia at 28. If there is one thing the Devlins learned through it all, it is that cancer can strike anyone at anytime.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).