While CAP operates as a retail
enterprise, the sale proceeds from artwork featured on stationery and other gift
items support patient programs at MD Anderson. Since its inception in 1973,
more than $29 million has been generated, directly sustaining programs that have
no other source of funding.
Through worldwide sales of young
cancer patients' original artwork featured on seasonal note cards and gift
items, the project has returned more than $27 million to programs that benefit
cancer patients and their families. Each year, the project offers Holiday,
Everyday and Valentine collections of note cards and other gift items.
Last year, card and gift sales funded $1.25 million in programs benefiting MD
Anderson patients. While CAPís highest priority is providing children with
cancer opportunities to live a more normal childhood and prepare successfully
for adulthood, the project also provides programs accessible to more than 96,000
patients of all ages served each year at MD Anderson.
Through the years, this network of
support and friendship is very much a part of CAPís culture. Friendships made
sustain our children and provide comfort during difficult times. By purchasing
cards and gifts from CAP, you are helping us fund many important patient-focused
Since 1973, CAP has contributed more than $27
million to fund patient-focused programs at MD Anderson.
All products feature the original artwork of
young cancer patients, which is created in weekly art classes that are
funded by CAP proceeds.
CAP is grateful for its support from thousands
of community volunteers who contribute their time and talents year-round.
Last year alone, volunteers donated almost 481,526 hours to the project Ė
the equivalent of 232 full-time employees.
CAP depends on support from retail and corporate
partners. Currently, products are sold in more than 2,000 retail locations
throughout the U.S.