Child artists join cancer fight

Instead of e-mailing your Christmas greetings or putting a generic “Happy Christmas” to all your friends on Facebook, why not do it the old fashioned way and send a card – and help out the local Cancer Society at the same time? 

The creative talents of the children of St. Ignatius School are displayed on this year’s Cayman Islands Cancer Society Christmas cards, featuring Christmas scenes such as Santa arriving on a palm-treed lined beach; a happy turtle with lots of presents; a cheery Ho Ho Ho!; the distinctive cancer ribbon with a backdrop of Christmas greetings; an angel with a Christmas tree; and a character posting a wish list in Santa’s mail box that says “All I want for Christmas is a cure”. 

The Cancer Society releases new cards each year to raise money to help people who need financial and moral support in battling all kinds of cancer. 

The cards this year were created by students of St. Ignatius under the guidance of art teacher Bernadette Devlin. 

Jennifer Weber of the Cancer Society said there were so many innovative and creative designs, from children from Years 1 through 12, that it was difficult to whittle the numbers down to the final chosen designs. 

“There were so many amazing cards, each one cuter than the next. And so many children got involved, we got lots and lots of designs … Initially we planned to pick four, but we just couldn’t narrow it down, so we choose six instead,” Ms Weber said. 

The cards were designed by students Thea James in Year 1, Abby Thielmann in Year 4, Erika Sobers in Year 6, Andrew Christian in Year 9, Shinelle Stewart in Year 11 and Tiana Bush in 
Year 12. 


The $12 card packs, each of which contain 12 cards and three designs, are on sale at the Cancer Society, located next to Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. 

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