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Calling all artists! Adventist Hinsdale Hospital hosting contest

Hinsdale – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is hosting its annual amateur Pink Art Contest. Contest entries must be submitted by Sept. 21 for judging.

 

Artwork will be displayed at the hospital during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

 

Categories include two-dimensional paintings, drawings and photography and three-dimensional sculptures, jewelry and clothing. All entries must relate to breast cancer awareness, education or experiences.

 

Prizes will be awarded in six age groups: kindergarten; first and second grade; third, fourth and fifth grade; sixth, seventh and eighth grade; high school, and adult (18 years old and older). Prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the hospital’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony is open to the public.

 

Artwork, with display hardware attached, must be dropped off at the information desk at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak St. The information desk is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Please attach an entry form to each submission. To download an entry form, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/pinkart. For more information, contact Meredith Pass at meredith.pass@ahss.org or (630) 856-7408.

 

Professionals are welcome to display and donate their artwork. Donated entries will be offered for silent auction at the tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds will benefit the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation’s Open Arms fund, which supports breast cancer screenings, treatments and technology.

 

“Breast cancer affects our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and ourselves,” said Sandy Mueller, associate director of oncology outreach. “As a community, we need to stand together to fight this disease, not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month but every day.”

 

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.