Dear Friends and Supporters of Yumi CARES,

First of all, thank you for your continued support in our work. In the interest of everyone's health and safety, and in compliance with the State of Emergency issued by the Governor, the Board of Directors of the Yumi CARES Foundation have decided to postpone our annual gala to a date, later this year. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties and challenges of the COVID-19 virus, we cannot confirm a date at this time.

Again, thank you for your help and support as we continue funding art therapy for pediatric patients. We appreciate your understanding as we are doing our part to make personal and public health safety our top priority.

Thank you,
Yumi CARES Foundation

About Yumi CARES

First Lady Yumi Hogan met many cancer patients of all ages at Maryland hospitals during Governor Larry Hogan’s own treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mrs. Hogan befriended many of the pediatric patients and their families while the children received care. It was in these memorable and poignant interactions that Mrs. Hogan was first introduced to the positive effects of art as a therapeutic activity for child patients, and in many cases, for their family members to better cope with the emotional stress and trauma often brought on by a cancer diagnoses.