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Students Donate Art Work to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Monday, Nov 7, 2011

Delaware Valley
Willowdale Art Academy Students Donate Artwork to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Anders Kolb, MD, and a group of Willowdale Art Academy students.

Art instructor Karen D’Allaird and a group of students from the Willowdale Art Academy in Kennett Square, PA, recently visited the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to donate a large group project to the hospital’s pediatric cancer unit.

D’Allaird said the students were studying color and were inspired by the artist Jackson Pollack to create a 4' x 8' "splatter" art piece and donate the work to the hospital.

"I think it would be hard to pass by this colorful, dynamic work done by kids and not smile," D’Allaird said.

Anders Kolb, MD, Director of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, accepted the donation on behalf of the hospital. “This is a wonderful, vivid piece and we’re delighted to display it. When children come for chemotherapy and treatment, it is important to ease their anxiety and pain to the extent possible and we firmly believe in art as therapy.”

 

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.