Clearwater Marine Aquarium Donates $605 to Children's Cancer Center
CMA Director of Media Relations Jeni Hatter (left) with Children's Cancer Center Director of Community Relations Shannon Oliviero.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is pleased to announce it has donated $605 to the Children's Cancer Center. The money was raised by selling paintings that were done jointly with CMA dolphins and kids from the Children's Cancer Center.
This past July, Winter the dolphin worked with kids from the Children's Cancer Center on the one-of-a-kind paintings. CMA resident dolphins painted part of the canvases and the kids came to CMA to complete them. The finished masterpieces were displayed in the Aquarium's theater and then auctioned on eBay to the highest bidder. With the proceeds from this project, the Children's Cancer Center will purchase new art supplies for the kids.
As a result of the interest in this event, CMA has started a new program where people of all ages can go to the Aquarium and paint with Winter!
Winter the dolphin lost her tail after it got caught in a crab trap line. She was not expected to survive. She did and has a prosthetic tail that is helping her learn to swim like other dolphins. Winter has become an inspiration to people all over the world and serves as a great reminder that people can do anything they put their mind to.
The Children's Cancer Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with the educational, emotional and financial support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illnesses.
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