Portland, OR. A sold-out crowd of 300+ escaped to CHAPlandia: a celebration of art+healing benefiting the Children’s Healing Art Project at PureSpace. The fifth annual event on November 5th celebrated the 10th anniversary of Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). Long-time CHAP supporters Gila Lane, Kiva Lane and Paul Block enjoyed the photobooth. (Photo credit, Matt O’brien of mattophoto.com) The annual gala to support CHAP, netted $125,000. Portland-based author Cheryl Strayed served as emcee at the fundraising event featuring 17-year-old CHAP participant and cancer survivor Leslie P from Beaverton, OR.
At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity — not by their disease, diagnosis or disability.
Our innovative and inclusive healing arts programs are provided free of charge to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need. CHAP provides Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program.