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Send Sweet Treats From Children's Art Project

CancerWise - February 2007

Sometimes art can begin in the kitchen. This year, young patients from the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson worked with edible sugar cookies and inedible clay hearts to create the Children’s Art Project (CAP) 2007 Valentine Collection.

The results were two-fold — cookies to eat immediately and longer-lasting products to share.

CAP products are created from designs by young patients, and proceeds from the sales of the products return to fund programs at M. D. Anderson.

Designs look good enough to eat

New from the “kitchen” this year are cookie-themed products. Lightly dusted with glitter, puffed cookie art looks good enough to eat on fabric items, including:

  • Aprons for children and adults
  • Pink T-shirts for women

Cookies also appear on:

  • Note cards
  • Thank-you cards
  • Note pads

Welcome new winners, old favorites

An old favorite, the Field of Hearts design, is back this season on:

  • Denim jackets
  • Tote bags with matching umbrellas
  • Picture frames
  • Note pads
  • Note cards

The children’s art also is represented in:

  • Ceramics with a “Groovy Hearts” plate
  • Sterling silver and enamel jewelry, including
    • Pins/pendants
    • Charms
    • Necklaces

Valentine cards include numerous designs and assortments.

Children make it special

However, children undergoing treatment at the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson are the true Valentines.

“We are always amazed at the beautiful art that comes from their imaginations,” says Shannan Murray, project executive director. “Every year it seems they get more creative.”

Follow your heart

Houston shoppers can find the Valentine cards and gifts at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Retail establishments (stationery items only)
  • Children’s Art Project Boutique in Uptown Park Shopping Center
  • M. D. Anderson gift shops

To place an order or request a free catalogue:

M. D. Anderson resources:

  • Children’s Cancer Hospital

© 2014 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center