Tracy's Kids Red Carpet Movie Event at the Lucky Strike/Regal Theaters in Washington, DC this evening. Tracy's Kids supports art therapy programs throughout the region to help young cancer patients cope with emotional stress and trauma imposed by cancer and its treatment. Our family benefited from the program when our son, Ryan, was treated at Georgetown University Hospital for many years battling Leukemia. Tracy and the art therapists there were so valuable in taking away the fear and anxiety in dealing with so many aspects of childhood cancer while in the clinic, or up on the hospital floor, and we cannot thank this wonderful organization enough for all their kind care while in the throws of many cancer battles.
Tonight, before we were all dismissed to attend one of the academy award winning movies (our choice as to which one to attend), a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by Second Lady Karen Pence, President and Founder of Tracy's Kids, Matt Gerson and Tracy Councill to kick off their eighth hospital to serve children and their families at Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Art Therapy programs are outstanding, and even scientific proof on how well people can cope with whatever their dealing with after doing an art therapy project.
My family and I were honored to be a part of this fabulous evening, and celebrating the good news of a new local program benefiting armed forces children in battling the good fight of childhood cancer.