St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Unveils 2013 Hearts Collection
Local chapter launches major fundraiser
The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will unveil the 2013 Collection of the Travelling Hearts on Friday, February 22 at 3:00 pm at the Smith Center’s Symphony Park. Each heart is a one of a kind piece inspired by the theme “The heart of a child”. As an integral part of the chapter’s annual fundraising efforts, each heart is sponsored by a local business or patron and then auctioned off at the Affair of the Art Gala which will be held on May 4 at the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. In addition to the hearts, the Las Vegas Chapter will also be introducing this year’s title sponsor, Choice Center Leadership University.
“We are so excited to share the 2013 collection featuring world renowned artists as well as up and coming local talent,” said Tanya Amid, Chairperson of the 4th Annual Affair of the Art Benefit. “By sharing their time and talent we are able to raise much needed funds each year in a creative way.”
This year’s collection features the work of Robert Wyland, Michael Godard, Dale Mathis, Count’s Kustoms and many more. For a full listing of the artists and more information on the Gala, log on to stjudeslasvegas.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.