CORPUS CHRISTI – Past and present Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients will be treated like Hollywood stars Wednesday when the hospital’s 2016 Holiday Card collection is unveiled. Patients whose art was chosen for the release will arrive at the hospital and walk down a red carpet, greeted by camera flashes and applause. They’ll also autograph their work for family, friends, staff and fans.
For this annual tradition, Driscoll patients from throughout South Texas drew pictures for 10 holiday cards, and community members selected the artwork to be used. The children’s artwork will be unveiled after they enter Driscoll’s auditorium. When the celebration is complete, the little celebrities will celebrate at the after-party at Chuck E Cheese.
“This definitely is one of The Auxiliary’s most anticipated events of the year. Lights will be flashing and chocolate milk will be flowing after the card designs are revealed,” said Lizette Saenz, director of Volunteer Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to rolling out the red carpet and putting the spotlight on our Driscoll stars, giving them a chance to shine.”
Proceeds from sales of the items will go toward the Marcia K. Wilcox Scholarship, which has benefited more than 97 Driscoll cancer patients since its inception. The designs for the holiday cards also are made into T-shirts, ornaments and sterling silver charms.
All items can be purchased through Driscoll’s website (www.driscollchildrens.org) and at the hospital’s Carousel Gift Shop. Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 2016 Holiday Cards come in packages of 20 cards and sell for $18.
This year’s holiday card artists are:
- Kendyl, age 4 – Corpus Christi
- Jersie, age 7 – Corpus Christi
- Corbin, age 8 – Corpus Christi
- Lindsey, age 10 – Brownsville
- Krysten, age 11 – San Diego
- Lexy, age 12 – Pharr
- Luz, age 13 – Pharr
- Elissa, age 16 – Corpus Christi
- Mikayla, age 16 – Corpus Christi
- Abigail, age 20 – Weslaco