Local Color Fundraiser Benefits Arts Education at Duke Children’s Hospital

Local Color Fundraiser Benefits Arts Education at Duke Children’s Hospital

Arts for Life puts creativity, hope and happiness into the hearts of patients at Duke Children's Hospital

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The third annual Local Color fundraiser at The Rickhouse was filled with great food, wine, beer from Fullsteam Brewery, music by the Durham Quintet, do-it-yourself art projects, raffle prizes and a dessert competition. All proceeds benefit Arts for Life (AFL) at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, an organization that supports children battling serious illnesses and disabilities through arts education. Several young patients 9-year-old Riley Bingham, 4-year-old Quinn Daughtry and 4-year-old Uriah Priest and their families attended the fundraiser, sharing how Arts for Life has given them hope when they needed it most. Other guests included Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam, who served as a judge for the dessert competition along with Desmond Scott and Riley. They voted Smallcakes the winner of the Sugar Showdown, and the People’s Choice winner was Lauren Deel – mother of AFL patient, Charlotte – with her homemade Blue Delicious Delight chocolate chip cookies. Local Color raised more than $22,000 for the AFL program at Duke.

 

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Alexis Allston
I'm a fall editorial intern here at Durham Magazine. I'm a sophomore Media and Journalism major at UNC, with a concentration in reporting. I love writing for the Daily Tar Heel and playing softball in my free time!