ArtWorks Teams with BlackRock to Deliver the Healing Power of the Arts to NYP Komansky Center Kids

ArtWorks Surprised Patients at Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with an Art Cart Full of Supplies Sponsored by BlackRock!
 
Dec. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- New York, NY: On November 30, 2011, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation hand delivered a limited edition art cart filled with supplies to the patients of Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The special delivery is part of ArtWorks’ Surprise!Supplies program, which provides an assortment of art supplies and craft kits for children and young adults suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of Surprise!Supplies is for these children, and their siblings who accompany them, to have their own kit of crafts to keep them busy creating while anticipating a long day in treatment, enduring an extended stay in the hospital or accompanying a sibling to a procedure. This art cart targets patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the division of Hematology/Oncology. The program will help the Child Life Specialists engage in therapeutic activities with their patients and their siblings.  

In addition to the assortment of art supplies, ArtWorks provided a custom designed mobile art cart designed by Brooklyn based Pop Artist Ed Heck, to store and transport these materials with ease. Heck’s bold, bright and whimsical artwork can be found in galleries throughout the world. An ArtWorks bulletin board was placed within the pediatric department. These boards are filled with artwork created by patients, brightening the halls of the hospital and providing children with an avenue to feel proud about their creation. This art cart is funded through the BlackRock Gives New York philanthropic initiative. BlackRock has recently made an effort to expand and quantify their philanthropic efforts and this gift was part of their first grant awards cycle.

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.  

For more information please contact: Katherine Kelly, Administrative Coordinator
Phone 201-608-0146 ● Fax 201-608-0148 ● katherine@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.
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