For all of those that live in or near Collin County, TexasThis Saturday, February 4th, in Allen there will be a benefit called HeARTS for ART. It is done in memory of Samantha Schmidt, a local 10 year old that passed away this past Monday from leukemia (AML).
Last summer she was diagnosed with AML and was treated at Cook Children's in Fort Worth. While on treatment, Samantha worked with an art therapist and discovered a wonderful talent and passion for art. Samantha and her family decided to help fund research to find a cure for this dreadful disease in order to help others like them. Her friends want to show Samantha and her family how much we, as a community, love and care for them. To do this, Samantha will be remembered with a silent auction and benefit that is all about her passion - ART!
There will be art focused activities, a raffle for items such as the latest Samsung Galaxy S Tablet and silent auction items including a piece donated by Allen’s own world renowned artist Amanda Dunbar.
Here's the scoop When: Saturday, February 4th from 3:00 - 7:00 pm Where: 105 S. Anna, Allen (the old central fire station) Benefitting: Cook Children's AML Research For More Information: send an email to heARTbenefit@gmail.com
Please consider going to this benefit. Sounds like a good time for an extra good cause.
And regardless of whether you can attend or not, please be in prayer for Samantha's family and friends. I did not know this little girl, but have friends that did. It sounds like Samantha was a very special child, loved by many.