Maumee Artist Donates Time and Creative Talents to Illustrate Children’s Books for Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

Posted Jan 24th, 2016 by Jean Schoen  Category: Community Interest, General Interests, General News, Toledo.com


Maumee artist Greg Justus, recently donated his time and artistic talents to illustrate a series of 3 children’s books written by Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio’s founder, Jean Schoen. The children’s books, written for a beginner reader through young adult, were released in their entirety at the end of 2015. The purpose of the books is to help children understand emotionally and clinically what a cancer diagnosis means.

Jean Schoen created the non-profit agency in 2008 and has provided hundreds of patients and families going through a cancer diagnosis with free programs, support and guidance on issues related to cancer. When Jean’s family experienced cancer, she saw many unmet needs for cancer patients and their families, from education to finding services that could help patients navigate through issues related to cancer. “The books are a continuation of my efforts to educate and support those with questions regarding cancer,” she states.

Greg Justus, a very successful local artist who resides in Maumee, has had many immediate family members diagnosed with cancer. He stated, “I totally believe in and admire the work that Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio does. I’m honored to help them with this book project that will assist youths with understanding the complex issues that come with a cancer diagnosis.”

The three books are available on Amazon.com with all proceeds going to support the organizations free programs and services. For more information on the books or services Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc. provides, go to www.cancerconnectionofnorthwestohio.com. To learn more about local artist Greg Justus, go to www.ArtOfJustus.com or look him up on Facebook art fan page, “Starving Artist Greg”.

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