October 14, 2010

Artists, New Designs Announced for Annual Holiday Project Benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Brightly colored angels and personalized photo cards are among the greeting card and gift designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, sponsored by Friends of Children’s Hospital.

The 2010 Holiday Project artwork was unveiled at the Winners’ Party on Sunday, Oct. 10.

“This year we are broadening our selection with decorative gift tags, coffee selections and cookie tins designed by the children,” said Cindy Sanders, Holiday Project marketing chair. “We are also offering a photo card with decorative border where customers can upload a personal photo online or adhere a picture to the front of the card, a Hanukkah card, international greeting card and a card printed on recycled paper.”

According to Dawn Becker, project chair, Friends of Children’s Hospital sponsors this time-honored tradition because healthy children are the best gift of all.

Children whose art was selected for the 2010 Holiday Project are:
Samantha Corcoran, 11, daughter of Fred and Page Corcoran of Adams, Tenn.;
Emily Davis, 12, daughter of Ralph and Suann Davis of Nashville;
Jamie DuBois, 15, daughter of Tim and Pam DuBois of Nashville;
Lauren Frank, 12, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Frank of Hendersonville, Tenn.;
Helen Griffith, 9, daughter of Meredith Griffith of Nashville;
Benjamin Hanson Farley, 19, son of Tim and Jennifer Farley of Nashville;
Eleanor Ikard, 9, daughter of Margaret Ikard of Nashville;
Amanda Justice, 10, daughter of Daniel and Kim Justice of Franklin, Tenn.;
Caroline Justice, 6, daughter of Daniel and Kim Justice of Franklin, Tenn.;
Erin McKee, 12, daughter of Shaun and Jenny McKee of Beech Grove, Tenn.;
Sarah Beth Menck, 11, daughter of Karyn Menck of Nashville;
Alden Patterson, 17, daughter of Gayley and Bob Patterson of Nashville;
Sarah Perlin, 11, daughter of Jonathan and Donna Perlin of Nashville;
Allison Rogers, 11, daughter of Wes and Lori Rogers of Smithville, Tenn.;
Annie Stevens, 12, daughter of Greg and Courtney Stevens of Nashville;
Chloe Ward, 5, daughter of Rene Ward and Brian Ward of Nashville;
Dalton Waggoner, 5, son of Guy and Susan Waggoner of Bowling Green, Ky.;
Daniel Waggoner, 10, son of Guy and Susan Waggoner of Bowling Green, Ky.

The cards and gifts are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting www.ChildrensHospital.Vanderbilt.org/HolidayProject.

For more information, e-mail friendsofchildrenshospital@vanderbilt.edu or call 343-8660.

Founded in 1973, the Holiday Project has been selling one-of-a-kind works of art from actual patients to directly benefit Children’s Hospital. The project has raised more than $1 million for the benefit of patients and their families.