MERRILLVILLE | Students in Crown Point, Merrillville and Andrean High School’s art classes participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals.
“This is the second year we have worked with local high schools art classes to inspire art students to submit entries for a student-based contest”, said Jennifer Sanders, Mammography Manager at Methodist. “This idea came from wanting to get our younger female students involved in their breast health. I was trying to find a way to get their attention to the matter of breast cancer through something they understand, and in my opinion, that was their art.” Last year only Merrillville High Scholl participated, but this year both Crown Point and Andrean High Schools got involved.”
Sanders said the students were asked to create work that represented hope, survivorship, and life. She said her goal was to raise awareness.
“If we can just make the younger women of our community more aware of issues they need to be concerned about, then it was worth all the work,” Sanders said.
The art work focus was on "Surviving" and showcased versions of 3-D, chalk, water colors, etchings, and prints. The Breast Cancer Survivor participants at the event selected one (1) design from each of the three designs for first, second, and third place.