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Inspiring Hope with Homemade Art

PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2010) – Paints, oil pastels, or even crayons—combine any of these with a little creativity and some free time and you just might see your art bring hope to others during the holidays.  The 2010 Holiday Hope Card Project, run by the Devlin Fund for Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center, invites those who have been touched by cancer to use their creativity and free time to participate in a homemade art competition aimed at inspiring hope to others during the winter holidays. 

Each piece of art submitted to the Holiday Hope Card Project will be considered by a committee for artwork to be featured on holiday cards that will be packaged and sold to benefit cancer research and patient programs at Fox Chase.  In addition, the selected artists will be recognized on the back of each card.  No art training is required to participate in the competition.

Original artwork will be accepted from Monday, February 1 through Monday, March 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob or Linda Devlin at 610-779-9577 or 610-334-0388.

The Devlin Fund for Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center is a non-profit organization established by Bob and Linda Devlin in 2006. Two years earlier, Bob was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. A year later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His wife, Linda, had lost her mother, father, aunt, and great aunt to cancer. Bob’s father died of leukemia at 28. If there is one thing the Devlins learned through it all, it is that cancer can strike anyone at anytime.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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