11/11/2011

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

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Cherish Lavoie, 12, of Elkins 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.

Cherish is the daughter of Teresa George. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2009 and underwent chemotherapy treatments. She is a seventh grader at Elkins Middle School and enjoys reading and arts and crafts.

Her card, “The Present,” is sponsored by Kvaerner NAC. It features a green present with purple polka dots and a red bow. Cherish said she chose the design because she wanted to do something really colorful.

The other 2011 Cards of Hope artists are:
•    Sierra Anderson, 12, of Clarksburg
•    Danielle Bartlett, 12, of Richwood
•    Adam Brode, 11, of Rawlings, Md.
•    Sarah Flynn, 13, of Fisher
•    Brittany Harrigan, 16, of Sardis, Ohio
•    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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