11/11/2011

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

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Jessica Mayfield, 18, a senior at Philip Barbour High School, 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.

Jessica is the daughter of Erma and Darren Mayfield. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April and is currently undergoing weekly treatments. In her free time, Jessica enjoys drawing, hunting, swimming and crocheting.

Her card, “Angel Wings,” is sponsored by Provance Roof and Truss. It features an angel and reads, “When a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” The inside message is “Peace on Earth.”

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
•    Ally Quigley, 11, of Grafton
•    Cherish Lavoie, 12, of Elkins
•    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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