‘What Makes You Healthy?’ Display Showcases Works by 3rd Grade Artists
To coincide with National Hospital Week, Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) sponsored an art contest, “What Makes You Healthy,” for third grade students who attend school within LCMH’s primary service area.
National Hospital Week 2019 celebrated hope and healing, and the hospitals, health systems and women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart.
More than 310 entries in the “What Makes You Healthy” came from 14 area elementary schools including Christ the King, Keller Gifted Magnet, St. Cajetan, St. Christina and Vanderpoel Humanities Academy. One winner was selected from each school to have their artwork on display through summer at the hospital, 2800 W. 95th St.
“Living a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong journey, and we are committed to providing education for all ages to help us all make more informed, healthier life choices,” said Kathleen Kinsella, Chief Operating Officer at LCMH. “The contest is a creative way to initiate important discussions about healthy living, and to enjoy the artistic talents of our local children. We hope the community will visit the hospital to see their great work.”
Contest submissions ranged from colorful images of fruits and vegetables and various forms of exercise and sports, as well as activities and themes that were specific to the student, such as listening to music, walking their dog, helping the homeless and laughing.