Family Matters - Summer 2009
Children's Art Project Brings Special Canine Guests for a Visit
The Children’s Art Project at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center launched a line of products for animal lovers at the hospital in June with a little help from this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show champion, Stump.
Stump, known in the show ring as “Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee,” visited pediatric patients from the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson with his fellow dog pal, J.R., winner of the 2001 Westminster show. Stump and J.R. sported the new Children’s Art Project “Flag” bandana featuring the artwork of three pediatric patients.
In addition to the “Flag” pet bandana that launched this summer, the Children’s Art Project introduced a collection of dog ornaments from Joy to the World Collectibles. The five canines – “True Friend,” “Loyal Friend,” “Faithful Friend,” “Devoted Friend,” and “Constant Friend” – are a line of glass ornaments hand painted and blown in Poland. Each one wears the Art Project’s “Flag” bandana.
The project also has “Candy Cane” dog shirts and “Joy Wreath” bandanas available for owners to purchase for their pets during the holiday season. All of the pet products are available for purchase online (www.childrensart.org) or at the Children's Art Project's Uptown store.
To watch the video from the Stump visit, see the full story in CancerWise.
In This Issue
Tips for Caregivers: Help Your Next Clinic Visit Run More Smoothly
A Survivor's Story: Garrett and Gatlin Stringer
Behind the Scene: Andrea Hayes-Jordan
A Patient's Voice: Emily Garcia
Medical Matters: Pediatric Research Spotlighted at National Conference
Helping Hands: Fighting Cancer One Toga Party at a Time
Family-Centered Care: We Need Your Input
Art Corner: Children's Art Project Brings Special Canine Guests for a Visit
What's New: Check out a list of upcoming events with the Children's Cancer Hospital
Support for You: Summer Programs Bring Fun Memories for Patients and Siblings