Tracy’s Kids 2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report is now available! 

Paper Airplanes

During 2013, Tracy’s Kids provided 10,777 art therapy sessions, made 22,357 patient contacts, and spent 841 hours of consultation with medical treatment teams – all designed to help children with cancer address the emotional toll imposed by the disease and its treatment.

Included in the 2013 Annual Report are updates and photos from each of our programs, a review of some of our larger projects from the year, and the financial information from fiscal year 2013.  

You can access the report by clicking here.

A Profile on our Founder

Children’s National Medical Center profiled Tracy’s Kids Chairman and Founder, Matt Gerson, in its April 2014  Newsletter.

“Admired as a trailblazer for art therapy, Matt Gerson is a Washington, DC-based executive who established Tracy’s Kids as an independent charity. Since 1998, he has raised almost $4 million in philanthropic support to help children with cancer cope with the emotional stress imposed by the disease and its treatment. Of that, $1.6 million has benefitted children and families at Children’s National-where the program is donated at no cost to our patients.”

Matt Gerson

The complete interview and profile are available here: Matt Gerson – Philanthropist Profile

Incredible Creativity

When a kid is fascinated by something, he may amaze you with his creativity. One of our kids invented a remarkable way of building airplanes out of paper. He captures all the salient details, draws the whole plane on paper, cuts it out and shapes it into a 3-D airplane!

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Medical condition or no, this guy is an amazing spatial thinker—and he chooses to display his creations in the art room at his hospital where airplane aficionados of all ages (other kids and doctors too!) can appreciate his talent.

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