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Crayons for Cancer increased awareness of childhood cancer, collected donations, and gathered art supplies for the Arts in Medicine Program
July 27, 2010 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
by Corbin B.P. Dodge
Andrew Eaton, a junior volunteer at The Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service, raised over $1,000 for the Arts in Medicine Program.
Crayons for Cancer, an Eagle Scout Project that Andrew directed to increase awareness of childhood cancer, collected donations and art supplies for the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. As part of his project for Boy Scout Troop 870, Andrew planned a carnival at Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Clear Lake. The fun-filled festival for school-aged children featured a moonwalk, face-painting, snow cones. As a creative alternative to entrance tickets, attendees were encouraged to donate art supplies for admission to the festival.
“I am grateful for the hard work that Andrew put into planning such a successful project,” says Carol Herron, Coordinator of the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
The supplies and donations will directly benefit patients, who are able to express themselves and often find a relief from their illness’ through artwork.
Pictured: Eagle Scout Andrew Eaton, left, with Carol Herron, Arts in Medicine Coordinator