11/11/2011

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

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Breanna Sturm, 6, of Philippi 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.

Breanna is the daughter of Edward and Jamie Sturm. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2008 and underwent chemotherapy treatments. A student at Philippi Elementary School, Breanna enjoys playing outside, playing with baby dolls and playing teacher.

Her card, “The Tree,” is sponsored by Twin Oaks Home Care. Jamie said she drew things she likes about Christmas – snowmen, snowflakes, a big Christmas tree and reindeer.

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
•    Cherish Lavoie, 12, of Elkins
•    Ally Quigley, 11, of Grafton
•    Savannah Stalnaker, 16, of Buckhannon and Winter Haven, Fla.

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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