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 were also interested.”
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 participants at the event selected three designs for first, second, and third place.
This year’s Spring Spa Day took place April 28 at Methodist’s Southlake Campus.
About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award-winning programs, including its Neuroscience and Oncology Institutes, Restart Center for bariatric surgery and Women’s Health program. Its range of services also includes Emergency services, Cardiovascular services, Orthopedics, comprehensive Rehabilitation services and Home Health Services.