Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, March 26, 2010

NHS art students team up with American Cancer Society

On Wednesday, March 24, Norwood High School art students had the opportunity to display their work at the local American Cancer Society Musekamp Family Hope Lodge. The lodge is at 2606 Reading Road in Cincinnati and serves as a free "home away from home" for up to 75 out-of-town cancer patients and their caregivers while they receive treatment, visit doctors, or undergo surgery while in Cincinnati. The only cost for the guests is the food.

Earlier in the month, students took a field trip to the facility in order to understand the impact that this has on cancer survivors and their caregivers. After a tour they settled in and drew one point that they found to be most interesting. Those pieces of art were displayed Wednesday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Todd Tittle, Co-Chair of this year’s Norwood Relay for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, told us, “We had over 20 guests from the Hope Lodge join over 40 students and guests in a night of food and art. It was very well received by all who came, and the artwork on display was of high quality from talented artisans at Norwood High School. Thanks to our talented artists, their families and guests for making this is rousing success. It helps bring the community together in a night to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back all in the name of HOPE.”