Young cancer patients face many harrowing challenges that often prevent them from enjoying typical, carefree childhoods.
The Children’s Art Project serves as a way to raise funds for programs that make life a little better for children diagnosed with cancer. The project began in 1973 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston when a volunteer suggested creating Christmas cards from a child’s artwork. Since then it has grown into an international, multimillion-dollar business that funds summer camps, ski trips, alternative therapies, college scholarships, and other programs for cancer patients.
Patients participating in weekly art classes funded by the project’s proceeds create the designs and images that serve as the basis for gift cards, calendars, clothing, and other items. These popular products are sold online and in more than 2,000 retail outlets. Last year the program funded $1.25 million in programs for the hospital’s patients.
This iPhone case is just one
of the many products available
from the Children's Art Project.