Stephanie Avalose, 14, never imagined she would see her own artwork printed on the box of facial tissues. That thought will be much closer to reality with additional votes on Facebook.
While being treated at Renown Children's Hospital, Stephanie Avalos learned of an art competition that could possibly bring $15,000 to the Reno Hospital.
Hosted by White Cloud Facial Tissues, benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the art promotion is designed to print the winning patient's art on special-edition boxes to be sold at retail stories, including Walmart, nation-wide.
Avalose's art was selected as one of 10 finalists in the competition. Avalos is currently in second place behind another Stephanie, from Las Vegas.
The patient with the most Facebook votes wins.
Votes can be cast every 24 hours through Jan. 31, 2013. Click here to cast your vote: https://www.facebook.com/mywhitecloud/app_436325016429465
If Stephanie Avalos wins, White Cloud Facial Tissues will donate $15,000 to Reno instead of Las Vegas.
Research indicates art can positively impact a patient's healing process. Findings show that patients exposed to art require fewer drugs, spend less time in the hospital and have improved mental health.
About Renown Children's Hospital
Renown Health, Reno's only locally owned, not-for-profit integrated health network, is home to the region's only Children's Hospitals Association; the region's only hospital affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals; the region's only Children's ER; the region's only Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the largest Neonatal ICU in northern Nevada; The John and Sue Dermody Children's Healing Garden; northern Nevada's only Cystic Fibrosis Program; and the region's only Children's Specialty Care center, treating patients with tumors, cancer, blood disease and other major illnesses
For more information and to follow the hospital's progress, visit renown.org/children.
From Renown Children's Hospital