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Children's Healing Art Project News



Hiya CHAPpers!!

School may have started back up but CHAP is still in summer event mode! There is so much happening this month and we cant wait to see you out there!! So without further ado, here we go!


September 8:

CHAP has been invited to join United Cerebral Palsy for their annual Walk, Roll and Run event. We are super excited to support UCP in raising the vital funding needed for their Family Support department that helps over 750 families in Oregon and SW Washington. CHAP will be there with the art car to paint and a couple other fun projects. There will even be live music and a free lunch, too!! To learn how to

register go to



September 9:

For the 21 and older crowd join us this coming Sunday at Bar of the Gods for our CHAPlandia Kick Off Party. Our friends at BOG have created a flight of three drinks to sample. When you order the “CHAP Flight” you will get a ballot to vote for your favorite cocktail. The winner will become our signature CHAP cocktail that will be served at our first annual CHAPlandia fundraising event on November 3. Join us for great drinks, dinner and of course to support brining the healing power of art to children and families in crisis!


To learn more about the CHAPlandia event on November 3rd click the link below:



September 16:

This year OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Department asked us to increase our services. On the 16th they are hosting their annual Notes Of Hope concert to raise funds so they can continue to enrich the lives of their patients with programs like ours. To learn more about the concert click this link:

September 22:

CHAP will be at the Cure Search Walk for Children’s Cancer to support this fantastic cause that is very near and dear to us. Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Portland area who have been affected by children’s cancer.  We will have all kinds of fun art projects for you to work on before, during and after the walk!!


September 23:

Our Art Club partners at Down Syndrome Network Oregon have invited CHAP to bring our art car for painting at their 10th annual Buddy Walk fundraiser to raise money for education, research and advocacy programs, family support and scholarships.


September 29:

Last but certainly not least we will be joining forces with the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation for their DRAGONSLAYER Bike, Hike or Trike. The DRAGONSLAYER Bike, Hike, or Trike event is a walk, bike or ride to help raise awareness and support for sarcoma patients and their families. This event raises funds for the Foundation’s programs, and honors those who have fought, or are fighting sarcoma.  CHAP will be there with the art car for painting and an array of other art projects.


We are super excited to support our very own Art Clubber, cancer survivor and “Wonder” Josh and his team in raising funds for Sarcoma research. To learn more about the event and to support Josh and his team watch this short video featuring Josh himself!!


Josh, The Martial Artist, the Survivor - Josh's Story
Josh, The Martial Artist, the Survivor – Josh’s Story



** We want to send a HUGE and gracious “THANK YOU” to Regional Arts and Culture Council, Work For Art, Oregon Arts Commission, and Collins Foundation for their support of Children’s Healing Art Project. It is because of your generosity that we are able to do the important work we do, and continue to bring the healing power of art to kids and families in crisis. Thank you so much!


Check out the testimonial video Work For Art made about CHAP featuring our Lead Hospital Teacher, Sharon Alexander.

Work for Art Testimonial
Work for Art Testimonial



Much love and respect,

Roxie McGovern

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