Pictured from left to right: Alex Beilin, member of TeamConnor Advisory Board; Kathryn Copple, Development Manager at TeamConnor; Lauren Mayberry, Child Life Specialist; Diane Moore, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
TeamConnor Cancer Foundation recently teamed up with Children's Health to provide support for the hospital’s ART Box Program for children undergoing cancer treatments. The funds, $12,500, will be used to buy art boxes personalized for children undergoing cancer treatment at the Dallas hospital that include paints, canvases, jewelry making materials, books, and musical instruments.
The boxes have proven to be of enormous social and therapeutic benefit to the children and their families by helping them cope with the symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences related to treatment. Once the patient is admitted, the completed boxes are delivered to the child, bringing joy and a much needed distraction during a time that is otherwise unpleasant.
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 2008. TeamConnor raises funds for national childhood cancer research programs, patient programs, and to build awareness of the tremendous need for more research. Less than four percent of the National Institutes of Health’s budget supports childhood cancer research. Since TeamConnor’s inception, the organization has raised more than $1.7 million through generous donors, golf tournament, auctions, fun runs, and various other fundraising events. For more information, please visit: www.teamconnor.org.