Friday, May 2, 2014

Choo Choo!

The party train is officially pulling in to the station this weekend! Tomorrow is our annual blood drive, and if you're local, we'd love for you to join us! You can sign up for a donation appointment using these instructions or just drop by. We'll be happy to take your blood! We'll also have Georgia and Ivy's World Famous Lemonade Stand open for business and donations to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, plus some other treats and surprises, so come celebrate with us!

The fun continues on Sunday with our annual children's art show, also benefiting St. Baldrick's. Here's the write-up for this year's theme: 

Cancer is the Color Blue

When Ivy's sister Georgia was diagnosed with leukemia at age 10, their mother wanted to explain the diagnosis in a way that the six-year-old would understand. She also wanted to prevent any fear if classmates commented on their own experiences with cancer, especially if they lost someone to the disease. She told Ivy that Georgia had a disease called leukemia and that it was a type of a bigger disease called cancer. She assured her that there were so many types of cancer, it was like the color blue and all its many shades, so no one blue - and no one cancer - was like another. She said that Georgia's cancer would be cured, and after 28 months of treatment, indeed it was. This mini-collection from Parkside Community School's Upper Elementary is inspired by that story and the class's study of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period. It includes pieces painted by both Georgia and Ivy.

The art show is always such a fun event, and the kids love to see their work in a real gallery. Ivy's class really took to our lesson on The Blue Period, so the perfect theme was born, and we're looking forward to a great show! 

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