ESA Pet Portrait Giveaway Benefits Candlelighters Family Support Group

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Sample portrait painted by artist Kristina York of Kristina's Fine Art Studio
Sample portrait painted by artist Kristina York of Kristina's Fine Art Studio

Omicron Mu, one of five local Epsilon Sigma Alpha chapters, is sponsoring a Pet Portrait Giveaway to benefit the Candlelighters Family Support Group.

This one-of-a-kind 20 x 28 inch portrait, donated by local artist Kristina York, of Kristina's Fine Art Studio, valued at $300, will be given away in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For a $10 donation to Candlelighters, one lucky winner on Sept. 30 will be chosen as the winner of an acrylic portrait made from a photo of his or her pet.

Candlelighters Family Support group is a 501c3 nonprofit, all volunteer organization that helps families of children with childhood cancer or catastrophic blood-related diseases. The organization provides emotional and financial support to families of children with cancer in the Chattanooga, East Tennessee, North Georgia & North Alabama areas, emergency basic living expenses, and transportation to treatment centers.

Contact Omicron Mu member Connie Edwards at 423-304-6752 or email credwards54@epbfi.com to purchase a ticket.


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