Notre Dame athletes paint to promote healing

Author: Shannon Roddel

Artwork created by University of Notre Dame student-athletes to help promote healing atSaint JosephRegionalMedicalCenterinSouth Bend, will be on display Monday (Nov. 20) from9 a.m.to5 the Eck VisitorsCenter on campus.The public is invited to view and help complete the artwork.

PaintFest,co-sponsored by the hospital, the Notre Dame Alumni Association and the Universitys athletic department, brought together Irish athletes to paint canvas and ceiling tiles that were pre-drawn and color coded by the Foundation for Hospital Art .

Based inAtlanta, the foundation, a global non-profit organization, gives comfort and hope to patients, families and medical staff in hospitals worldwide.Its mission is to create art to make healthcare facilities beautiful places for healing.It has donated more than 30,000 paintings to some 1,000 hospitals in 166 countries with the help of more than 200,000 volunteers.

* Contact: * _Heather Tonk, Alumni Association, 574-631-6723,
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* Note to the media: * You are invited to coverPaintFest,which is not open to the public, from11 a.m.to1 p.m.Sunday in theJoyceCenter.Student-athletes from most of the varsity teams are expected to participate.

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