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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 enjoys the affection given by a patientStump, 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’sPatients loved J.R.'s upbeat personality “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

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