Children are like those tender buds that are struggling to bloom into beautiful flowers despite all obstacles. It is our duty to protect them and give them a healthy environment to grow in.
The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation [CCBF] celebrated the 7th Annual Contemporary Art Auction with the same aim. This event was held on Wednesday last week at Philips. The bidders had the opportunity to browse and bid for various art products like paintings, photographs, and sculptures while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at their auction house. This will provide direct financial assistance to the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Les J. Lieberman, the Foundation Chairperson, spoke very positively. He said, “We are overwhelmed by the incredible support our organization has received from the art community. The 2014 art auction was our most successful auction yet. Funds raised from the evening help CCBF ensure that all of our patients receive care regardless of their ability to pay.”
The organization has been successful in connecting with some talented artists like Guido Argentini, Wayne Gonzales, Peter Halley, Candida Hofer, Zhang Huan, Michele Oka Doner, Richard Pettibone, Richard Serra, Massimo Vitali, Richard Wathen, Lawrence Weiner, and others to give hope to those little kids experiencing misfortune.
Jennifer Zaleski, Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, also spoke very highly about the event. Jennifer said, “An art auction is a signature event for CCBF. Through this program, we can provide generous assistance for the imperative, life-saving work of our expert physicians and researchers.” Well, let’s hope that they succeed in their humane intentions and give life to many of those innocent sufferers!