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Albany Students Share Artwork with Cancer Patients

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Second- and third-grade students from Sunrise Elementary School in Albany have created artwork for local cancer patients as part of a lesson in compassion and encouragement.

Along with colorful pictures of hearts, rainbows and cancer ribbons the artwork contains messages such as “Stay strong,” “Don’t give up,” and “People are cheering for you.”

Select pieces of artwork will be added to digital displays at Samaritan Albany General Hospital and given to the cancer resource center to share with cancer patients.

“We love getting mail with such a nice surprise inside,” said Kenneth Marelich, patient relations manager at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. “Patients and staff alike will appreciate the sentiment and messages from these caring kids.”

“Thank you to the students who created the artwork. It will surely brighten someone’s day,” he added.