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TEAMCONNOR GIVES TO COOK CHILDREN'S Photo from Left – Right: Carolyn Alvey, TeamConnor Board President; Grant Harris, Vice-President, Cook Children’s Health Foundation; Dr. Meaghan Granger, Head of Neuroblastoma and Stem Cell Transplant Program; Chris Vogeli, TeamConnor Board Member and Proprietor of III Forks Steakhouse; Kathryn Copple, Executive Director of TeamConnor; and Mark Morrison, 2016 III Forks Golf Classic Co-Chair.

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation presented a check to Cook Children’s for more than $10,000, which will support the Creative Artist in Residence Programme (CARPE) within the hospital. The funds were raised during the 2016 III Forks Golf Classic Dinner.

In 2015, TeamConnor established the Art Box Program at Cook Children’s with the help of a grant from Northpark Center. This program support patients at Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology Center. Children with severely compromised immune systems are often kept in the isolation unit for 30 – 75 days at a time with limited contact with family members and no in-person contact with friends.  

TeamConnor funds personalized boxes of arts & crafts materials, including paints, crayons, markers, coloring books, ipads, and other creative items to stimulate a child’s creativity and bring joy while they’re undergoing life-saving stem cell transplants.

Cook Children’s has found that the Art Box Program provides essential components of quality pediatric health care by supporting the child’s psychological and emotional needs while easing their feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

For more information about TeamConnor and its programs, visit teamconnor.org.

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