Pop artist paints live for Simons Fund at “Simons Day” held at The Ambler Theatre on March 17, 2013.
Perry Milou partnered with Simon’s Fund and used artistic connection with the children to educate about wellness. Perry Milou collaborated with children to create a branded theme pop canvas raising awareness of (SCA) Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims.
THE CAUSE: SIMON’S FUND FOUNDATION
Simon’s Fund is a life-saving nonprofit organization dedicated to education, advocacy and innovation to protect children from sudden cardiac arrest and death. Phyllis and Darren Sudman established Simon’s Fund in 2005 after their seemingly healthy 14-week-old son, Simon, died from sudden cardiac arrest.
To date, Simon’s Fund has screened more than 5,500 children for heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death. One percent have been found to have one of these heart conditions: as a result of Simon’s Fund, over forty-five students have discovered unknown, potentially-fatal heart conditions.
THE ART: POP ARTIST PAINTS LIVE FOR SIMONS FUND
“I will ask the children to collaborate with me, to actually paint simultaneously on the canvas. That will keep them very interested. You will just have to come see the magic — painting is magic — but it is magic that can be learned easily. It comes from one’s expression, and what better way to learn true expression than to watch children? They are completely innocent, imaginative and expressive — themselves incredibly all the time. The heart and canvas will explode with color, and graphics, swirls and patterns!”
The artist and the children painted Simon’s Fund logo with a KEITH HARING inspired motif. The children were educated on the benefits of healthy activities and outlets, including artistic expression and community involvement. It is not every day that a child has the opportunity to paint alongside a popular artist on a full scale project for charity! Simon’s Fund’s positive message of prevention was embraced by all participants.
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