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Martchenko's Words of Hope

Art for Cancer Awareness

If you've got kids, then chances are you're familiar with the quirky works of author Robert Munsch. And if you're fans of Robert Munsch, then chances are you're also familiar with his illustrator-in-chief, Michael Martchenko. After all, they are to Canadian children's books what Lennon was to McCartney.

Now one half of the artistic duo—Martchenko—is launching a special public art project. Although based in Toronto, the public art exhibit for childhood cancer can be viewed via the web. 

In collaboration with Toronto-based charity Childhood Cancer Canada, Martchenko has called upon many of his most colourful characters in a giant, child-friendly artwork to bring to life some of the encouraging words submitted by Canadians from coast to coast. 

Sponsored by Brother Canada, Martchenko has lent his talent to raise awareness of the issues facing families living with childhood cancer. 

The Words of Hope artwork will be exhibited from May 26 - June 3, 2012 at CBC—Barbara Frum Atrium at 250 Front Street West. For more information, or to view the exhibit, visit