Sunday, July 29, 2007

Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure

This is my 2007 snowflake for Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure. This event, founded by Robert Mercer and his wife Grace Lin, began in 2004. Grace, who is a children's book illustrator, gathered artists from all over the children's book illustrating community to create special snowflakes to be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting sarcoma research at Dana-Farber. These snowflake auctions became known as the event "Robert's Snow." Since that time, the event has raised more than $200,000 for Dana-Farber. This year's auction will begin in November. Read more about Robert Snow.

The little girl on my snowflake is Shante Keys. She is from the book Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas written by Gail Piernas Davenport, published by Albert Whitman. Like the snowflakes, this book will be available in November.