Event Location: Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, 1 Lakeview Dr, Morgantown, WV 26508

Tickets are available now for the 25th annual Cards of Hope™ Fall Art Auction, to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown.

Festivities include a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., a live auction of original Cards of Hope artwork, and a DJ for dancing. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Children are invited to come in costume and receive treats.

Cards of Hope are greeting cards designed by WVU Medicine Children’s cancer patients, survivors, and their siblings. Proceeds from the Fall Art Auction support the Cure Kids Cancer Fund, which, along with proceeds from the greeting cards, ensures patients and families receive state-of-the-art medical care through the Children’s Oncology Group, as well as psychological and social support. Services supported by the Fund include offering gas cards and hospital cafeteria meal coupons to patients’ families and providing snacks and drinks for patients receiving treatment in the WVU Medicine Children’s Infusion Center, as well as supporting the Beads of Courage program.

Cards of Hope artists and their families will be invited guests at the event. All artists will be presented with a framed copy of their artwork and receive a packet of their cards.

This year’s holiday card designers are as follows:

  •     Larkin Coker, from Morgantown, age 6
  •     Zoey Dhane, from Grafton, age 3
  •     McKenzie Flohr, from Grafton, age 12
  •     Abigail McKinley, from Buckhannon, age 9
  •     Rebecca Diller, from Oakland, Maryland, age 22
  •     Paisley Lindner, from Cumberland, Maryland, 7 months (deceased)
  •     Endsley Batton, from Morgantown, age 10
  •     Katrina Oldland, from Grafton, age 9, and her siblings
  •     Sibyl Stevens, from Albright, age 10
  •     Danielle Bartlett, from Richwood, age 17

All-occasion original artworks will be auctioned as well. Greeting cards will be available for purchase at the event. Cards can also be purchased at cardsofhope.com or by calling the WVU Medicine Children’s Development Office at 304-598-4346.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids ages 5 to 12, and free for kids under age five. To purchase tickets, contact Anita Graham at 304-293-1205 on or before Oct. 21.