IWF Pen Pals Program Begins!  05/09/11

We are very happy to announce the start of the IWF Pencil Pals Program, where we connect artists with children who are not physically able to come to our events.  We begin with a 12 year-old girl named, Sydney Becker, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in late 2010.  Sydney is now dealing with chemotherapy and all the challenges it brings with incredible strength and grace, starting a daily blog and working with her family to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

When Sydney told us her favorite character was SpongeBob SquarePants, our great friend and Futurama artist, Joseph Scott, got right on the case, connecting us with the very talented SpongeBob artist, Monica Tomova.  Monica made two drawings for Sydney and wrote her a letter too.  Sydney says the drawings “made my day” and that she “can’t wait to hang them up!”  Thank you Joseph and Monica for giving this program such an incredible start and and thank you to Sydney whose bravery and positive attitude is an inspiration.