Portland, November 3rd. Guests like Board members Lauren Holden Kilbane, Kim Sordyl, and ED Roxie McGovern were asked to ditch their black dresses for an auction benefiting the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). CHAPlandia raised funds to expand the hospital and Art Club programs bringing the healing power of art to more kids and families facing medical crisis.
There was a photo booth featuring crazy-CHAP-hats decorated by the staff and volunteers. CHAPs invited a young artists at Doernbecher to create a one of a kind work of art to be auctioned off. Stella , a cancer survivor, was able to come to the event and tell her story. Stella’s painting sold for $1,100!
Children’s Healing Art Project (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, creating programs through which children are known for their creativity and ingenuity 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.