Payton Gordinier, 6, of Slingerlands, designed a holiday card featuring penguins that will be sold to raise money for the Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Clinic for leukemia in Boston.
continued The drawing was done on a regular piece of paper in crayon, with paper cutout snowflakes attached. Gordinier then scanned the drawing and sent it to the organization by email, so the card will actually be flat but will appear to be multi-dimensional. Payton’s submission was one of 16 drawings selected out of 75 submissions.
This is not Payton’s first time helping to raise funds for the organization. In July of 2011, her picture was showcased in a Jimmy Fund Clinic fundraising campaign with Burger King. She was selected to participate through the Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Partners for Burger King - A Chance for Kids program.
For two months, customers at participating Burger King were asked to donate $1 at registers with their purchases for the chance to win prizes. The program has raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer research and care since 1999.
“I think it’s important to raise as much as possible to fight childhood cancer and help find a cure,” said Gordinier. “I would just say, buy the cards but if you can’t, please donate to any leukemia or research charity that helps with cancer this holiday season.”
To purchase the cards or any holiday gifts in the collection to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, visit dana-farberholiday.org.