CHAP, Children’s Healing Art Project asked me if they could decorate a custom kiteboard and auction it off at the event on August 9th. The catch was that it would take 3 months, dozens of oncology patients and their families, and thousands of beads and sequins to make it happen!
John Doyle, Slingshot board shaper and overall great guy, donated one of his custom light wind kiteboards for the project. After a board handoff in a shady alley of downtown Portland to Lindsay from CHAP, the project was on!
The board is now in the CHAP Art Studio at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where the kids in the Oncology unit are adding to it, piece-by-piece. Multi-colored beads, sequins, and glittery stuff blankets the art studio space, with glues and adhesives, scissors and paints scattered about the room. It’s the coolest room in a hospital… ever!
The John Doyle Healing kiteboard will be auctioned off as part of the Live Auction Saturday, August 9th at 5:30pm. We’re hoping to get pictures soon!!