The media I used was t-shirts, Livestrong bracelets, and ribbons. I chose this media because the t-shirts I used were from walks and fundraisers I participated in that support cancer awareness. I also used Livestrong bracelets because they are symbolic for different types of cancer and diseases. Cancer is affecting people all over the world. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world. In the United States, there are 11,714,000 people who are affected by cancer. Cancer survivors provide hope for those who are battling this on-going fight. To help improve this issue, people are donating money, taking part in programs, and fundraisers, and walks. There are also different support groups that help families, survivors, and patients who are affected by cancer. In my artwork, I put cancer symbols and different organizations that help cancer. I also put inspirational words and phrases because when you have cancer, you can never give up hope. This issue is very important to me because my dad passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2006 and cancer has affected my life greatly.


Help Cure Cancer. By: Hannah S.
     Cancer affects everyone greatly. We need to all come together to help this issue. There are many things we can do to help cure cancer. We can create organizations that spread awareness, we can participate in different fundraisers and walks, and we can also donate money to organizations or cancer research. 
If everyone can contribute something small to this issue, there will be a solution. 
      The media I used in this project is paint and sharpie. I also used quotes that are inspirational and hopeful to many cancer patients. I believe that cancer shouldn't be an on-going disease that has no end, I know that doctors will find a cure and that cancer will no longer take so many lives.  

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Lauren A.
03/06/2012 7:32pm

I liked how you used t-shirts from fundraisers that you participated in because it made your hexagon unique.


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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.

    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.


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