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Mary Bridge To Implement Photography Program For Kids With Cancer

Posted on Apr. 24, 2014 ( comments)
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, of Tacoma, Washington, was one of only 13 organizations from across the nation chosen to implement the Pablove Foundation’s Pablove Shutterbugs photography program for children and teens, as part of the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project.

The hospital will receive an award of $12,595 toward program implementation from the Pablove Foundation. In addition to financial support, Mary Bridge will also be provided a toolkit of facilitator manuals, participant materials and evaluation forms; training and support from the model program’s staff; and access to additional tools and resources.

The Pablove Foundation funds pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educates and empowers cancer families, and helps improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through programs like Pablove Shutterbugs, its signature arts program.

The Pablove Shutterbugs program — which teaches children living with cancer to express their creative voice through the art of photography — is one of three proven cancer support programs included in the 2014 Community Impact Project selected by the LIVESTRONG Foundation. More than 100 qualified hospitals, cancer centers, university students and community organizations in seven regions across the U.S. were selected to participate in the online voting campaign that determined the award recipients.

The 2014 Shutterbugs recipients are:
  • Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, Ohio
  • The Art Shack – Doral, Florida
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, Colorado
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center – Austin, Texas
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital – Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children – Palo Alto, California
  • MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital – Tacoma, Washington
  • Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge – Greenville, North Carolina
  • Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation, Portland, Oregon
  • Sanford Health, Roger Maris Cancer Center – Fargo, North Dakota
  • Stony Brook Children’s – Stony Brook, New York
The photography program is expected to launch at Mary Bridge this fall.
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