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'Tis the Season to support Baystate Children's Hospital by purchasing Season's Greetings Cards - including a design by a local youngster

November 24, 2015
Mimi with cards

If you’re looking for another way to give this holiday season, why not consider purchasing cards from the Baystate Health Foundation holiday collection, and spread cheer while making a difference for the patients and families at Baystate Children’s Hospital.

Art made by young patients

The collection features a variety of wintery and holiday scenes, and artwork from children, including a card created by Baystate Children’s Hospital patient Emilia “Mimi” LaPierre.

Printed on recycled paper, Mimi’s colorful card brings cheer to a holiday landscape featuring a red cardinal in a tree with snowflakes falling in the background.

“Art is my favorite subject in school and I was excited when asked to draw a card, because I knew it would bring money to the hospital which took care of me,” said Mimi.

“I drew a similar scene in art class and I think it looks very good as a card. We’ll be sending them out for Christmas,” she added.

Mimi was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in August 2009 and was in treatment until November 2011. She is now in remission. The Chicopee youngster is one of the hospital’s Miracle Kids, whose photo was made into a life-sized cut-out that was placed at various locations throughout Western Massachusetts to bring attention to Baystate Children’s Hospital and to encourage donations.

How to order

The cards – which can also be customized on-line with the verse and personalization of your choice – are produced by Good Cause Greetings, a leading Springfield-based manufacturer of custom charity cards supporting nonprofit organization worldwide.

In addition to the individual holiday designs, a Baystate Holiday Assortment is also available.

Thirty percent of all sales benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital through the Baystate Health Foundation.

To order your cards today, visit or call toll-free 1-877-543-1515.