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Children's Cards Raise Money for Hospital

Posted November 1, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Christmas card you choose could help sick children get medical treatment.

This is the 15th year of the Christmas card campaign to benefit Duke Children's Hospital. The campaign has raised $400,000 to fund programs and medical research for chronically ill children.

Perhaps the best thing about the cards is that, as always, children are the artists. Four out of an original 100 young aspiring artists have been selected to see their creations in print. A kick-off campaign Friday placed the young artists at center stage.

What it's all about is kids helping kids by creating the cards that raise money to fund facilities like the bone marrow transplant unit or to buy new toys for pediatric "safe rooms".

Patients get the best medical care available anywhere in these facilities, as long as the telethons and card campaigns keep the money coming in, and the artists think that's the best part ... even better than all the attention they're getting.

The cards are available at Harris Teeter stores in packs of 24 for $10 each.