Valley kids make Valentine's Day cards for cancer patients

Working hard to create the perfect Valentine's card.

- Working hard to create the perfect Valentine's card.

"I'm making a puzzle piece that says you complete me," Kali Rutherford said.

These third graders are making valentines for kids fighting cancer at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Marissa Rutherford and her daughters came up with the idea around the dinner table.

"I really think that it's going to be just a little note of love on a holiday that they don't get to participate on the traditional Valentine's Day exchanges around school," Marissa Rutherford said.

The notes are all hand made and are being sold at Grand Canyon University tonight near the basketball arena.

"They'll be sold for $5 and whoever purchases a card will get to write their own little message to a child," she said.

But you can't keep them.

"I collect the cards back and they'll be delivered on Sunday at Phoenix Children's Hospital to the cancer floor during the lunch time service for Valentine's Day," she said.

The money raised goes toward Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Children's Cancer Network.

"Even those families who aren't struggling in any way before a cancer diagnosis may find that their finances are great affected," said Debbie Accomazzo, the Community Outreach manager.

Reminding these kids that caring for each other is really what Valentine's Day is all about.

"We call our cancer patients 'super heroes,'" she said. "They're our cancer fighting super heroes and in a way, everyone sitting in this room has also put on a bit of a cape for valentines."

The cards will be for sale Tuesday night at GCU beginning at 5:30 p.m. until they run out.

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