11/11/2011

Fayette County girls’ design featured in 2011 Cards of Hope collection

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Izabella McManaway, 4, of Fayetteville and her sisters, Zoe, 6, and Zavery, 9, are featured artists 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.

The girls are the daughters of Jenny and Corey McManaway. Izzy, who attends Fayetteville Presbyterian Preschool, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscles that are attached to the bones, in November 2009. She has undergone chemotherapy, radiation and amputation.

Zoe is a first grader and Zavery is a fourth grader at Mt. View Christian. All three girls enjoy cheerleading, riding bikes and riding four-wheelers.

Their card, “Butterfly,” is an all-occasion card that features a butterfly drawn from tracing the girls’ hands.  “The girls love butterflies and artwork,” Jenny said. “Teamwork and love for each other provided that beautiful picture.”

The 2011 holiday 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
•    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.

The girls’ 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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