65 Red Roses finds home at B.C. Children's Hospital
Source: NEW WEST RECORD
An artistic tribute to Eva Markvoort is finding a home at B.C. Children's Hospital.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Vancouver Chapter and the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation are holding a gala unveiling of 65 Red Roses tomorrow (May 11) in the main lobby of the hospital.
65 Red Roses is a tribute to Markvoort - the young New Westminster woman who inspired the world through her 65_RedRoses blog as she chronicled her life with cystic fibrosis and raised awareness of the need for organ donation.
Markvoort passed away on March 27, 2010.
"65 Roses" is used as a name for cystic fibrosis because small children can't pronounce the name - Eva added "red" because it was her favourite colour.
The artwork was born in May 2010, when 65 Canadian artists each contributed a wooden tile with their own interpretation of a single red rose as a tribute to Markvoort. The tiles were assembled into a 5.5- by 10-foot painting, 65 Red Roses.
So far, the art has raised more than $200,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. For more, see www.cfvancouver.ca.