Words of Hope
From February 15th to April 1st, 2012 hundreds of Canadians submitted inspiring words to families affected by childhood cancer through Brother Canada’s highly successful Words of Hope National Awareness Campaign for Childhood Cancer Canada.
Michael Martchenko, the celebrity illustrator behind The Paper Bag Princess, Thomas' Snowsuit and dozens other children's books by the legendary author Robert Munsch, has created a special public work of art that pays tribute to the thousands of Canadian families living with childhood cancer. This unique work of art features many of Martchenko's most recognizable characters and is on display at the CBC in the Barbara Frum Atrium located at 250 Front Street. It will be exhibited from May 26 – June 3, 2012. Please visit www.wordsofhope.ca to learn more about this exciting initiative!
Childhood Cancer Canada would like to specially acknowledge Brother Canada for their support of this highly successful initiative and for their continued generosity.
My words: Smiles are precious – help them shine strong
Why I’m inspired: There is nothing more beautiful to me than a child smiling. We need to help them and make sure they can smile knowing that childhood cancer can soon be a thing of the past.
- Louise, Quebec
My words: Growing up is hard enough, help kids be kids!
Why I’m inspired: As a mom of three (one autistic), I wish all children had the opportunity to enjoy and experience all the wonders of childhood without the fear and pain of cancer.
- Jana, Manitoba
My words: Our kids are golden!
Why I’m inspired: Gold is the colour of champions, and all of our kids are champions, the survivors as well as the ones that have passed on.
- Renee, Ontario
My words: Survivor
Why I’m inspired: Because no matter what we have experienced, we have and will survive something
- Robin, Alberta
My words: Superhero
Why I’m inspired: Any child fighting this disease is a superhero in my books!
- Kris, Manitoba
My words: You are stronger than any disease. Just believe.
Why I’m inspired: Cancer does not change you, but you can change cancer. If we fight, we can find a cure.
- Shyla, Ontario
My words: Inspire others with your strength
Why I’m inspired: As a cancer survivor, I found that my ability to cope with the situation inspired others around me
- Brigitte, Ontario
My words: Canadians care
Why I’m inspired: I am proud of our Canadian researchers and all the people who donate to the cause of finding a cure for this disease which has taken too many lives too soon.
- Kathleen, Alberta
My words: This too shall pass
Why I’m inspired: These words made me treasure the great moments of my life, and get through all the worst times. If it helped me get through dealing with my brother’s leukemia, hopefully these four little words can help somebody else.
- Michaela, Ontario