September 11, 2016
Approximately 73 artists (of all ages and varying art backgrounds), friends, family, volunteers, and sponsors, celebrated our third anniversary by “Painting it Forward” for CURE Childhood Cancer at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Johns Creek, GA. Our day started with “God bless America” sung by Holy Redeemer TRI-M Music Honor Society students in remembrance of all who perished on 9-11-01.
Honored guest speakers, Kathy Cobble (far right) and Kennedy Cobble (four time cancer survivor, pictured in the middle) with daughter/sister Keaton (second from right) shared their inspirational journeys with us.
Our artists created inspirational art work which could either be donated to children fighting cancer (specifically in Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL), or they could choose to give them to individuals in their own lives who might be going through a challenging time. Silent auction and raffle items, giveaways, music, and light refreshments added to our day! 100% of our event proceeds were donated to CURE (from Joy to the WORD, LLC since Caring Canvases is the ministry arm) in the amount of $3,572.74, which was more than double our donation from last year!
We are so grateful to our sponsors for their generous donations, and the following is a complete list (please check our Facebook page for sponsors’ contact information): Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Blick Art Materials (Roswell), Chick-fil-A (Alpharetta Commons) KIND Snacks, Kroger (Centennial) Lynn Crow Photography , Crest & Oral B, HUGS by Mary, InspireDesigns, Art & Beyond, Saint Brigid Circle of Sisters, Kera Vie Salon, Two Bow Chicks, Fortune’s Designs, G4 Green Connections, Times Two Treasures, The Fresh Market (Alpharetta), Party City (North Point), Joy to the WORD, LLC, BlueSky Design, AdvoCare, Beautycounter, The Trusted Toolbox Home Repair and Projects, TreibleSullivan Real Estate Professionals, Thirty-One Gifts, Dandelion at Queen of Hearts (Alpharetta), The Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation, Heavenly Gourmet Popcorn, Grandma Val’s Childcare, California Accessories, and many family and friends who have also donated to our event as well.
Thank you for CARING, and for helping us #GOGOLD4CURE!