11/21/2013

2013 Cards of Hope collection available for purchase

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While thousands of people will be rushing to stores next week during the busiest holiday shopping days of the year, there’s one purchase they can make to help the patients at WVU Children’s Hospital: Cards of Hope, which are on sale now. CoH-Danielle-Bartlett.jpg

The cards are designed by WVU pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. They are the main funding source for the Cure Kids Cancer Fund, a project of WVU 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 22nd edition of the Cards of Hope includes designs by:
  • Danielle Bartlett, 14, of Richwood
  • Endsley Batton, 7, of Morgantown
  • Michael Carroll, 16, of Wheeling
  • Matt Dewitt, 23, of Shinnston
  • Becky Diller, 19, of Oakland, Md.
  • Glendon Koon, 15, of Morgantown
  • Cherish Lavoie, 14, of Elkins
  • The Oldland siblings – Sarah Grace, 14, Megan, 12, William, 10, Samuel, 8, Katrina, 6, Jonathan, 5, and Caleb, 3 – of Grafton
Cards are sold in pCoH-Oldlands.jpgackages 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.

All packages of cards – either single designs or the collection – are $15. Cards can be purchased online at www.cardsofhope.com or by phone at 304-598-4346 ext. 2.

The Kroger Co. has provided underwriting for this year’s Cards of Hope project. This means that 100 percent of every package of cards sold will help pediatric cancer patients and their families.

WVU Children’s Hospital – located within Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.

Attention reporters and editors: If you need high resolution versions of any of the Cards of Hope designs, please contact Angela Jones-Knopf at 304-293-7087 or knopfa@wvuhealthcare.com.

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For more information:
Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
knopfa@wvuhealthcare.com
ajk: 11-21-13

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