UT MD Anderson offers CAP gift for pediatric cancer patients

June 11, 2017

One of the staples of each season's collection is the assortment of holiday greeting and note-cards. This year, the "Toy Soldier" set of cards, $15, displays a design created by Ashley, of Houston. She used markers in this detailed interpretation of a toy soldier surrounded by presents. Stationery accounts for more than three-quarters of CAP's holiday sales.

Besides stationery, CAP is continuing to develop its product line in children's books, as they can highlight more of each patient's individual artwork. The "Sun and Fun Book Set," $20, displays a range of artwork from more than 15 patients in two separate books.

CAP's mission is to support young cancer patients and their families through the sale of products using their artwork. Funds generated allow children to participate in summer camps, scholarships, an annual rehabilitative ski trip to Utah and other patient programs. Since its inception in 1973, more than $29 million has been returned to continue this goal.

"The holiday season is especially important because the revenue we generate during this period funds patient programs in the upcoming year, "Murray said. "When someone gives a CAP gift, they are helping make life better for children with cancer."

Source: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston