CHildren AgaiNst CancEr (CHANCE)
The Chance Association for Children
The origami campaign had people across sectors hand-folding paper cranes over drinks, lunch breaks, and social gatherings.
Celebrating a chanceMatisse Events works to create a meaningful display of hope and gratitude every year to support the Chance Association for Children in the vital work they do for children suffering from cancer. In 2013, Skybar was taken over with thousands of colorful origami cranes which doubled as notes of gratitude for CHANCE. To gather these messages of hope, stands were set up to invite people from all sectors and walks of life to do origami for a cause—each origami crane meant a dollar donation to Chance. The cranes were hand-folded by people from Lebanon and beyond, creating a visual incarnation of just how important the cause is.
Another event which raised awareness for this issue became a day of celebrating the small things in life. Families gathered at the Massabki Hotel in Chtaura to learn about healthy practices for eating and living, sometimes as simple as laughing and keeping active. Children and adults alike were able to learn about the subtle but significant ways to avoid cancer while still having a blast. Matisse Events has worked with the Chance Association for Children for seven years, working to create awareness for a pressing social issue.