MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (CAP) began in 1973 with the goal of making life better for children with cancer. Sales from products like holiday cards, calendars and apparel all benefit the emotional, educational and recreational needs of patients. Programs funded by the project have evolved to include college scholarships, educational programs and other opportunities that prepare pediatric patients for successful lives after cancer.
- CAP has contributed more than $30 million to fund patient-focused programs at MD Anderson.
- All products feature the original artwork of young cancer patients, which is created in weekly art classes that are funded by CAP proceeds.
- CAP is grateful for its support from thousands of community volunteers who contribute their time and talents year-round. Last year alone, volunteers donated almost 472,207 hours to the project – the equivalent of 232 full-time employees.
- CAP depends on support from retail and corporate partners. Currently, products are sold in more than 2,000 retail locations throughout the U.S.
Children’s Art Project products are available year-round at numerous retail locations and the MD Anderson gift shops.
To find a store location near you, visit our website at www.childrensart.org or call 800-231-1580.