11/11/2011

Monroe County teen’s design featured in 2011 Cards of Hope collection

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Brittany Harrigan, 16, of Sardis 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.

Brittany is the daughter of Jim and Becky Harrigan. She was diagnosed with a medullablastoma, a brain tumor, in February 2009 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She is a junior at River High School and enjoys sports, including basketball, volleyball and swimming.

Her card, “The Snowman,” is sponsored by Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union. It features a snowman, Christmas trees, presents and candy canes. “I drew it because it was easy to draw and because everyone likes Christmas trees and snowmen,” she said.

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

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, W.Va. 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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