I can’t think of a better gift to give with a greater purpose than artwork designed by Children’s Art Project at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Net proceeds support patient programs for children with cancer including pediatric education, creative arts programs and support groups & camps.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospitals survey. Pediatric patients find the art classes that are offered by MD Anderson therapeutic and healing and feel that the art classes help them cope with the stress of their cancer treatment.

I would imagine that having their artwork selected and sold online is cause for great pride & hope knowing that the work they have created can bring happiness to others and further helping other kids who are fighting cancer like they are.

I wanted to feature two of the artists for you and share a little bit of their story – I think it’s really empowering to know these kids are creating art and helping others! screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-3-46-27-pm

Michelle: Michelle was diagnosed in 2013 with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 13 years old. She is passionate about helping other pediatric cancer patients, so she created a club at school that gives back to patients at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.

She also created designs that you can purchase online – love these beautiful gifts that give back!

This pretty dish towel that’s now in my kitchen is one of Michelle’s designs:

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Ksenia: Ksenia, 16, traveled from her native Russia to Houston to receive treatment at MD Anderson. She finds comfort in art and looks forward to returning to Russia once her treatment is over. I find it so inspiring that a child who is going through something so challenging is able to bring such joy through her artwork for others.

A cancer diagnosis is life-altering for anyone and it’s especially heart-wrenching when the patient is a child.

Which is why I think we can all get behind something as lovely as Children’s Art Project at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

When you’re shopping for your holiday gifts this season, consider supporting children with cancer by buying these unique gifts and greeting cards. img_2223.jpg

As you guys can see from the catalog photos above and below this paragraph, there’s a lot of holiday-themed art that is perfect for this time of year.


Be sure to check out more from Children’s Art Project at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centerand get 20% off by using the coupons code MWS20 at checkout!

This content was sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center but all thoughts and opinions are my own. #ad

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