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Children’s Art Project Names Three "Sweethearts" and Introduces Valentine Collection and Designers

Children’s Art Project Names Three "Sweethearts" and Introduces Valentine Collection and Designers
M. D. Anderson News Release 01/24/01

Thursday, Jan. 25
10:45 a.m.

The Children’s Art Project Boutique
Uptown Park Shopping Center*

Hearts, flowers and sweethearts - the Children’s Art Project is full of them. Young pediatric patients at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have designed cards and gifts straight from their hearts for the art project’s 2001 Valentine Collection.

These young artists and three community partners of the Children’s Art Project at M. D. Anderson will be recognized at a special ceremony Thursday, January 25 at 10:45 a.m. In addition, the new line of Valentines and early spring products will be introduced. Dr. John Mendelsohn, president of M. D. Anderson, will be on hand to greet the artists and honorees.

The success of the Children’s Art Project depends on the generous contributions of its community partners. Three of these partners are being honored as "Sweethearts of the Children’s Art Project" this year to recognize them for their special gifts.

Those being honored include Giorgio Borlenghi, president of the Interfin Corporation, for making the space available for the Children’s Art Project Boutique at Uptown Park Shopping Center; Heidi Schuette-Calhoun, area marketing manager for Southwest Airlines, for spearheading a trip for young patients to San Antonio and SeaWorld for the past two years; and Ricardo Weitz, the head of Momentum Motor Cars, for donating a Volvo station wagon and a Eurovan for use by the project. Each honoree has helped the Children’s Art Project make life better for children with cancer.

Since it’s the season, hearts abound on the new Children’s Art Project cards and gifts to be introduced at the event. In addition, the young patients of M. D. Anderson, who are the featured designers of this new Valentine and early spring collection, will be introduced. Proceeds from the sale of these products endow programs funded by the Children’s Art Project such as summer camps, winter ski trips for young amputee patients, a child life program, a hospital classroom, educational field trips and college scholarships to current and former patients.

*Note: The Children’s Art Project Boutique is located at 1141-00 Uptown Park Blvd. between Walzel Jewelers and Bill Walker Clothier. Uptown Park Shopping Center is at Loop 610 West


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