A cancer diagnosis can be life altering, especially for kids. For children and teens treated at MD Anderson, creating art during their cancer experience can be therapeutic and healing.
Children’s Art Project provides an outlet for young cancer patients to share their artistic talent, while offering an opportunity for others to support patient programs by purchasing merchandise inspired by patients’ artwork. Net proceeds from the sale of art-inspired merchandise help to fund pediatric programs.
Pediatric art classes
Through creative art classes provided for pediatric patients receiving cancer care at MD Anderson, patients are encouraged to draw both themed and freestyle art as a way to reduce stress, and to take their mind off their cancer treatment.
Merchandise with patient-inspired artwork
Since the launch of the Children’s Art Project in 1973, thousands of pediatric patients have participated in the art classes, and millions of dollars have been contributed to patient programs. Many patients have seen their artwork featured on merchandise that includes holiday cards, Radko ornaments, kitchen accessories, metal yard signage and decorations, ties, scarves, umbrellas, tote bags and a variety of notecards and other gift items.
Where to buy