For the past four years the Dragonfly Foundation and Pendleton Art Center have hosted a fundraiser to support children and families through pediatric cancer.
Dragonfly's Mission: The fight for excellence in pediatric cancer treatment is important, but no less important is the commitment we must make to support the families that strive for fulfilling and complete lives during and after treatment. Though treatment may end, and illness may be cured or managed, the long-term effects of factors like internal group tension, familial isolation, post-traumatic stress, the anxiety of recurrence, and the emotional, physical and financial toll on the family unit often linger for years, yes years, to come. While the importance of quality healthcare is a common shared value, we must remember to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well-being, which is our urgent, passionate mission.
For the past four years, the Pendleton Art Center has partnered with Dragon Fly to host a fundraiser with the theme for the exhibit is “Square." It features art in 6-inch squares, as well as art that revolves around the shape. Dragonfly patients and families, as well as Dragonfly’s Student Ambassadors, have contributed unique one- and two-dimensional creations for the exhibition. Each piece sells for $15 with proceeds donated to The Dragonfly Foundation. Artists in Pendleton are also participating by providing pieces to sell in the exhibit.
To keep interest in the project this year we are receiving generous donations of 4x4, 4x10, and 10x10 wooden panels that are ready to hang!
This year I was approached by the founder, Christine Neitzke, to provide a painting to use as a graphic for their annual Gala. This graphic was used on presentations as well as thank you cards for the guests. From there, I donated the painting that is now in their national headquarters.
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