TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation presented a check to Children’s Health for more than $10,000, which will support the Art Box Program within the hospital. The funds were raised during the 2016 III Forks Golf Classic Dinner held in May at III Forks Steakhouse.
In 2012, TeamConnor established the Art Box Program at Children’s Health to support patients in the Stem Cell Transplant Unit at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. These children have severely compromised immune systems, and they are often kept in the isolation unit for 30 – 75 days at a time with limited contact with family members and no in-person contact with friends. TeamConnor funds personalized boxes of arts & crafts materials, including paints, crayons, markers, coloring books, ipads, and other fun items to stimulate a child’s creativity and bring joy while they’re undergoing life-saving stem cell transplants.
Children’s Health has found that the Art Box Program provides essential components of quality pediatric health care by supporting the child’s psychological and emotional needs while easing their feelings of isolation and loneliness.
For more information about TeamConnor and its programs, visit teamconnor.org.