Buying Christmas cards supports cancer patients

Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:12 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

The Children's Art Project at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center was developed in 1973 with the purpose of providing support to pediatric cancer patients. The project funds educational programs, including art classes, for the children while they are patients at the center, summer camps for patients and their siblings, and college and graduate school scholarships for current and former patients. The project has grown to become one of the largest and most well known charitable card projects in the U.S. We are very fortunate to have four local businesses supporting the Children's Art Project with displays of Christmas cards and note pads designed by the children: the H-E-B store on Rio Grande, H-E-B Plus! on Navarro, Bealls Department store in the mall, and CVS Pharmacy on Navarro.

I want to encourage Advocate readers to visit one or more of these stores, look for the display and make a purchase. You will be purchasing a beautiful Christmas card to share with people you love and at the same time, providing pediatric cancer patients with the opportunity to have normal childhood experiences as they battle cancer.

Nelda S. Hensley, Victoria



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