Eighth grade students at Bala Cynwyd Middle School recently showed their continued support for Lucy Belle's Rainbow through a special service project as part of the Knight's celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they filled more than 125 "swag bags" of art supplies for young patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Lucy Belle's Rainbow is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the memory of Lucy Belle Perkins - a former Penn Wynne Elementary School and Bala Cynwyd Middle School student who lost a battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a stage IV malignant brain tumor. Inspired by Lucy's passion for art, Lucy Belle's Rainbow brings art supplies and art therapy support to children undergoing cancer treatment at CHOP.
The Knights worked diligently as they packed each bag with donated art supplies, including a sketch book; a 64-pack of crayons; marker, color pencil and water color sets; glue; Play-Doh and Model Magic. The bags were then delivered to children battling cancer at CHOP in order to help them "make art and smile."
Lucy Belle's Rainbow believes in the power of art and art therapy to help children and their families cope with the stresses of cancer treatment. The organization is always seeking active partners to help kids smile and make art. To learn more about Lucy Belle's Rainbow and find out how you can help, click here.
Supplies and donations for Lucy Belle's Rainbow can also be sent to Bala Cynwyd Middle School located at 510 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 - Attn: Beverly Rusoff, Room 104.