September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness month. One Columbia for Arts and History, in collaboration with the City of Columbia will host “A to Z: A Picture of My Journey.” The exhibit features artwork by 32 Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital patients. In this project, the community is invited to share a glimpse of each patient’s experience. Each patient chose a word that represents an aspect of treatment. The exhibit will be displayed through the end of September.
As part of First Thursday on Main, which is held 5:30-7:30 p.m. every month, there will be a reception for the artists and their families Thursday, Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m., in lobby of City Hall, 1737 Main St.
“Art with Heart” is a program available to patients and siblings at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. It is funded by Children’s Chance and is done in cooperation with art students from Columbia College.
Children with cancer, sickle cell and other blood disorders spend many hours at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital receiving treatment. Programs such as “Art with Heart” allow children dealing with life-changing illnesses to have fun and experience a sense of normalcy.
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About Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital was South Carolina’s first children's hospital and treats more than 80,000 children each year. It has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center and offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique healthcare needs of children. With more than 200 professionals that work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters. For more information about Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, visit ch.palmettohealth.org.
About One Columbia
One Columbia for Arts and History is a non-profit corporation that works to promote collaboration among citizens, the cultural community, and city government through celebrations of Columbia’s arts and historic treasures. Its goal is to enhance the quality of life for our residents, attract tourist dollars to our city, and further build our vibrant community. In short, it serves as the promotional arm of the City for Columbia’s cultural community. Visit http://onecolumbiasc.com for a continuously updated master list of art and cultural activities occurring throughout the city.
About First Thursdays on Main
First Thursdays on Main is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 pm. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes art and entertainment from the Capital to City Hall. Please visit the website for additional info and happenings at www.firstthursdayonmain.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.