Monday, August 17, 2009

Introducing DonnaBellas Angels

What if you could help provide hope or peace through art?
This question inspired the creation of DonnaBellas Angels. Our mission is to provide to provide inspirational, healing art to patients and caregivers who are coping with a chronic or terminal illness. Through grants and contributions, we will provide artwork at little or no cost to recipients. Currently, our focus is on cancer support and we will expand in the future.

We hope to donate art to healthcare services providers, as well as to individuals. Original paintings will be donated on a long term loan to hospitals, medical clinics, and wellness centers. In return, the institution simply agrees to display the art in an area accessible to the general public, such as a waiting room or chemotherapy infusion room. These institutions would also receive prints that a staff member, such as a nurse, patient advocate, or chaplain could give to a patient or caregiver. Art is a welcome respite of color for cancer patients especially since many can’t receive flowers due their compromised immune systems.

As one oncology nurse familiar both the struggles of patients and with our art stated:

I think people can support the cause because the cancer angels provide a way to direct good energy to the patient's soul thus helping them or a family member a way to strengthen their souls to continue the battle.
-Ofelia Romero, RNCancer Therapy and Research Center (San Antonio, Texas)

DonnaBellas Angels will also provide prints directly to individuals upon request. Images are available for viewing on the website ( The image size is large enough that people can copy and share the image.

In 2008, DonnaBellas Angels helped sponsor the Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII – National Panhellenic Women’s Sorority) Rocky Mountain Alumnae Chapter team with art when they participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”. The chapter received a banner and dedication cards for their luminarias (used light to the track at night).

We have found many Relay walkers make stops at our tentsite, stopping just to take in the beauty of the different pieces. Then, when they come around the next lap, they've brought someone new with them to see the Angels. We've had many requests for pieces of DonnaBellas Angels artwork. People respond to the message of hope the art provides.
-Julie Hunter-DerbyAOII Rocky Mountain Alumnae President (Fort Collins, CO)

Please help us spread the word about DonnaBellas Angels!

Thank you,
Laurel Latto
Founder of DonnaBellas Angels, Inc.