Submit Your Artwork! Expression of Hope Now Open for Submissions

Cara Hesse | September 08, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Expression of Hope III (EOH) program is now open for submissions. Expression of Hope is a global program of awareness and inspiration featuring works of art by the Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) community. Artists of all ages and artistic ability -- including patients, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare providers -- who have been affected by an LSD can submit an original work of art that reflects their own individual story.

This unique program encourages anyone affected by a lysosomal storage disorder to create and submit a work of art that expresses their experiences of living with an LSD. Through the Expression of Hope program, Genzyme furthers its long-standing history of collaboration with patient advocacy organizations around the world to help raise awareness and build a stronger global network of support for people affected by LSDs.

Expression of Hope 2009

Artist: Angel
Country: Taiwan
Condition: Niemann-Pick

Artist Statement: "I am a fish, smiling with joy and happiness inward. Although I have been losing my health, I am still blessed, because I am loved by my family and friends from church. Their love not only colors my body, but also makes my world more beautiful. I will always keep my smile as repayment for their love."

Once an artist has completed a piece, it should be photographed and digitally submitted to the Expression of Hope website. All submitted works that meet entry criteria will be presented in the online gallery on the Expression of Hope website. At the close of the submission period on December 5th, a panel of art professionals will then identify submissions to be designated as Featured Art, which will be displayed in global exhibits and materials in early 2015.

Genzyme first launched the Expression of Hope program in 2006 to give those impacted by LSDs the opportunity to raise awareness of these rare genetic diseases. More than 100 patients and caregivers expressed their unique stories through their original pieces of artwork. Building on that success, Genzyme launched the second Expression of Hope program in 2009, and once again the global community responded with enthusiasm, creativity and insight. We are excited to now launch the third Expression of Hope campaign and hope that you will help us spread the word. If you represent a patient organization and would like to become a Collaborating Organization, please contact us at ExpressionofHope@genzyme.com.

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