17 October 2007

Robert's Snowflakes Piling Up

The ladies at 7 Impossible Things have started a page that aggregates all of this month's blog interviews with picture-book artists who have contributed to this year's fall of Robert's Snow snowflake ornaments.

And here's the story behind the Robert's Snow fundraiser straight from the Dana Farber Center's Jimmy Fund website:

Own a piece of art from your favorite children's book illustrator while helping to fight cancer. Participate in Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure, a unique fundraiser for cancer research. Since 2004, this online auction has raised over $200,000 for Dana-Farber, and with your help, we can continue this holiday tradition in 2007.

"Robert's Snow" is a children's story about a mouse not allowed in the snow. Children's book illustrator Grace Lin wrote the book, which was inspired by her husband Robert's battle with Ewing's sarcoma. After the book was published, Grace 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."
The auction will take place in three periods, from 19 November to 7 December, with different snowflakes up for bid in each. Get a peek at the artists' creations starting from this page.

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