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Title
Caring Thru Color Art Event Benefits Palliative and Supportive Care for Families at Children's of Alabama
Date
11/04/2014
Description

BIRMINGHAM – The public is invited to unleash its inner artiste by attending Caring Thru Color, a special annual art event that supports the palliative and supportive care program at Children’s of Alabama. The event will be Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center at Children’s.

Working under the direction of artists from VSA Alabama, guests will paint their own canvases and participate in collaborative works of art while enjoying refreshments. Tickets are $30 per person and available online at www.childrensal.kintera.org/caringthrucolor14.

Proceeds from Caring Thru Color will directly impact families who receive care from  Children's palliative and supportive care team.  This specially trained team works with physicians to help patients and families who are facing life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses by assisting them with end of life fears and concerns, maintaining hope, preserving dignity, easing the burdens of care giving and providing experience comfort, care and peace.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient visits and experienced nearly 14,000 inpatient days at Children’s, coming from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and is ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.

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