The “Woman of the Year” nomination is a competitive fundraiser that happens every spring in Houston. Candidates from all different industries are chosen to raise funds and awareness for LLS. Beginning on March 29th, we have 10 weeks to raise as much awareness and money as we possibly can to provide critical treatment and research for patients and their families.
Art Angels Healing Arts Program works with community health partners to engage and educate children and their families about wellness through the universal language of art. Arts-in-Health programs like this serve as a great coping mechanism and have an overall impact on the emotional and physical satisfaction in the treatment of and prevention of life threatening diseases such as cancer. This is especially true for The LLS 2012 Boy of the Year – Noah Bratsch and Girl of the Year – Chloe Rodriguez. Both of these remarkable children have experienced cancer and are the two most important reasons motivating me to accept this challenge.
Noah Bratsch - LLS Boy of the Year
Noah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in July 2009. He is currently in the maintenance phase and doing quite well. Noah’s treatment end date is in November of 2012, so there is still a long road ahead but he is a strong cancer fighter. Noah has down syndrome so on top of the cancer the family deals with cognitive and physical issues. He LOVES anything Disney, particularly Toy Story. He enjoys playing games on the wii. He also loves his big sister Sam and big brother Nick.
Chloe Rodriguez – LLS Girl of the Year
Chloe was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. After 2 years of treatment she went into remission, but then 9 months later, in 2010, she relapsed. At that point, she needed a bone marrow transplant and her brother Cole was thankfully a match. She says treatment was the worst thing because of all the needles and she lost all her hair – 3 times total, but the best part was her leukemia nurse, Robin. Chloe is now in remission and is a happy, healthy 13 year old girl. She loves anything to do with fashion: shopping, clothes, nails and make-up and one day she would like to be a buyer for Saks, a stylist or make-up artist. She loves the book The Hunger Games, sushi, traveling with her family to tropical places and her role models are her parents.
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In the spirit of our mission to promote social wellness through volunteerism and creative philanthropy, MOCAH and the Art Angels Healing Arts Program is hosting ‘Creativity Cures’ a series of fun, engaging and exciting art-centric fundraising events. These events feature healing art co-created with The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s 2012 Boy and Girl of the Year, Noah and Chloe.
Join us for a Music Celebration at Phil and Derricks featuring live musical entertainment,cocktails, dinner, dancing and music instruments repurposed as fine art acknowledging LLS Boy of the Year Noah. For your donation of $100 or more, Art Angels will give a musical instrument in your name to Noah’s music therapy program of choice ‘Silver Linings’ For donations of $100 or more DINNER ON US! FREE admission, ALL donations accepted. Click here to register your donation reservation today!
We look forward to your generosity as well as being a part of our campaign efforts to promote wellness and help patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives. If you want more information, you are free to contact me at 713.298.7693 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about LLS visit http://txg.mwoy.llsevent.org
Thank you in advance for your support!
Peace and Smiles!
Rhonda Radford Adams, RDH
Art Angels Director/Co-Founder Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH)