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Hallway of Hope A partnership between Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and Henrico County Public Schools.

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1 Hallway of Hope A partnership between Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and Henrico County Public Schools

2 Background In 2009, Tracy Lynch was treated for stage 3 breast cancer. After six rounds of chemotherapy, she received radiation therapy at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. The hallway Tracy walked was long and lonely, bare and bright-white. She found herself longing for a distraction—something to take her thoughts away from the negative and away from her fears. Thinking of how something as simple as her children’s artwork could brighten the walls and the thoughts of patients, Tracy came up with an idea...

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4 Hallway of Hope Team Tracy Lynch Meg Helsley, Breast Oncology Program Coordinator with HDH’s Cancer Center Shaila Toro, HDH Associate Administrator Ron Buchanan, HDH-Forest Director of Engineering and Maintenance Mike Gettings, Art Specialist for HCPS

5 The Hallway: Before

6 The Hallway: Today

7 Goals of the Program To DISTRACT patients, even if just for a few moments, and help them forget about the reasons they are at the hospital. To bring their thoughts toward the HAPPY and HOPEFUL. To allow HCPS students to see that THEY CAN HELP patients and patients’ families; that they can MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

8 How You Can Help... Ask your students to contribute a piece of art to the Hallway. The theme of each piece should be “What Makes Me Happiest.” Discuss the project, its goals, and how your students can make a difference.

9 Guidelines Artwork due to Mike Gettings: November 12 12” x 18” Horizontal Format No 3D/Collage Artwork should be happy, bright, and contain little white space. Guidelines and a letter to parents and students are available today (in hard copy) and on the Art Department Website.


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