Colorful funBy Jessica Song
Published: August 28th, 2012 • Category: Event, Miscellaneous
Pediatric patients at the Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida gave a shot of color and a dose of fun to the hospital, creating masterpieces by using syringes to squirt paint onto canvas Aug. 22. Patients and their families took the artwork home as keepsakes.
The event, sponsored by Caleb’s Pitch, a local nonprofit organization, was part of a biweekly activity series, which aims to enhance quality of life and create memorable experiences for children with illnesses. The organization was founded in memory of 8-year-old Caleb Jacobbe, who got to throw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game while battling cancer and, three days before passing away, created 31 paintings for his family and friends.