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ArtWorks Prepares to Surprise Bronx Lebanon Pediatric Patients with Art Cart Full of Supplies!
On August 17, 2010 ArtWorks will expand its Surprise!Supplies program by delivering a custom made Art Cart full of art and craft supplies to the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.
By: Katherine Kelly, Administrative Coordinator
The inpatient pediatric unit provides acute care to patients with cardiac illnesses, asthma, juvenile diabetes, and neurological disorders, among other health problems. Once implemented, the Surprise!Supplies program is estimated to impact at least 50 patients and 25 siblings each month in the inpatient unit. This program provides children with the means to unleash their creative energy, helping them cope with the challenges of stressful and painful hospital visits and admissions.
About ArtWorks: Founded in 2002, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programming and materials, encouraging the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate and honor these children by offering them hands-on experience, supplies to create and the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.
ArtWorks programs are interactive, educational and therapeutic and strive to empower children by recognizing their inspiring stories and maximizing access to all forms of creative self-expression. Hospitals and healthcare agencies in the New York Metropolitan area have come to depend on ArtWorks to provide their patients with the tools and motivation to awaken the creative spirit that enhances their lives and their time spent in and out of the hospital. ArtWorks ultimately provides children with the opportunity to channel their feelings and energy through a host of creative outlets, inspiring confident and creative young people.
For more information about the Suprise!Supplies program please visit the Surprise!Supplies link on ArtWorks' website: http://www.artworksfoundation.org/
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ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs.