Portland, May 24, 2012. Three hundred pizza and beer lovers gathered to officially welcome Mellow Mushroom to the Pearl at a special party benefiting the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). The event raised over $1,000 for CHAP through a bike raffle featuring an “art bike” decorated by staff and volunteers at CHAP. Guests also brought new art supplies to donate to CHAP. (Photo credit, Britt Gage)

Mellow Mushroom raffled off two bikes to benefit CHAP. One mountain bike from New Belgium Brewing Company and the "Art Bike" was decorated by the staff and volunteers at CHAP.

Mellow Mushroom raffled off two bikes to benefit CHAP. One mountain bike from New Belgium Brewing Company and the "Art Bike" was decorated by the staff and volunteers at CHAP.

 
Party guests enjoyed Mellow Mushroom pizza hot from the oven!

Party guests enjoyed Mellow Mushroom pizza hot from the oven!

 
Mellow Mushroom owner Cindy Waters greets a party guest!

Mellow Mushroom owner Cindy Waters greets a party guest.

 
Party guests brought art supplies to donate to CHAP's programs in area hospitals.

Party guests brought art supplies to donate to CHAP's programs in area hospitals.

 
CHAP Interim Executive Director Roxie McGovern announces the winner of the art bike raffle: Mary Nichols.

CHAP Interim Executive Director Roxie McGovern announces the winner of the art bike raffle: Mary Nichols.

From CHAP:

CHAP brings the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families through a mobile team of teaching artists working in partnership with hospitals, schools, community organizations and local businesses, and not by their disease, diagnosis, or disability. CHAP has created art classes tailored to the needs of the children and families we serve in our partner facilities: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center, Knight Cancer Institute and Shriners Hospital for Children.

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