CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER!
of Delburne, Alberta, volunteer founder of the Red Deer Hospital Art Cart Program is the winner of the Sun Life Financial Share Your Love of Culture contest! Teena selected the
Art Cart program
at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, where she initiated the unique and powerful art program for long-term care patients to receive the $5,000 donation prize courtesy of Sun Life Financial. For her winning entry, Teena gets an all-expenses paid 3-day getaway to a Fairmont Hotel & Resort in Canada of her choice. Teena had this to say about the Art Cart program:
“I started the art cart program because my late-husband had cancer and during treatments, we would make little art projects to help distract both of us. What we found was that the projects didn't just make us happier but also became fun for our neighbours in treatment and the staff in the chemotherapy room. When we made art, people talked about the project instead of sickness; it brought a moment of reprise during a time of fear and pain.”
What a moving testament to how art can transform lives!
To see Teena's winning entry, click here.
Thank you to all the entrants!
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