11/11/2011

Harrison County girl’s design featured in 2011 Cards of Hope collection

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sierra Anderson, 12, of Clarksburg is a featured artist in the 2011 edition of Cards of Hope.

The cards are the main funding source for the Cure Kids Cancer Fund, a project of West Virginia University Children’s Hospital that ensures patients are provided state-of-the-art medical care, as well as psychological and social support for them and their families. Card sales also benefit the Beads of Courage program, which allows pediatric cancer patients the opportunity to tell their cancer stories through strings of beads.

Sierra is the daughter of Leslie Flanagin. She was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer, in 2008 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation. She is a seventh grader at South Harrison Middle School and enjoys baking, singing, sleeping and going for walks.

Her card, “Christmas Cure,” is sponsored by The Kroger Co. It features a red and green package attached with a tag that reads “Here’s your cure. Merry Christmas, Love, Santa.”

“I did it because it would be so nice to actually see someone open a gift of a cure,” Sierra said.

The other 2011 Cards of Hope artists are:
•    Danielle Bartlett, 12, of Richwood
•    Adam Brode, 11, of Rawlings, Md.
•    Sarah Flynn, 13, of Fisher
•    Brittany Harrigan, 16, of Sardis, Ohio
•    Cherish Lavoie, 12, of Elkins
•    Jessica Mayfield, 18, of Flemington
•    Ally Quigley, 11, of Grafton
•    Savannah Stalnaker, 16, of Buckhannon and Winter Haven, Fla.
•    Breanna Sturm, 6, of Philippi

Cards are sold in packages of 20 with 21 envelopes. The holiday cards can be purchased in packages of one design or the collection package, which contains two of each card.

In addition to the holiday cards, there is also an all-occasion card that was designed by Izabella (age 4), Zoe (age 6) and Zavery (age 9) McManaway of Fayetteville. The card features a butterfly on the front and is blank on the inside. This design can be purchased in a package of 20 cards with 21 envelopes.

All packages of cards – either single designs or collections – are $15. Cards can be purchased online at www.cardsofhope.com or by phone at 304-598-4346 ext. 2.

For more information about WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuhealthcare.com
asj: 11-02-11

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