Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, 2020 Community Benefit

Youth Coloring Project Infuses Hope

Help infuse hope with patients receiving chemotherapy.
Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) is encouraging children of all ages to take part in its new coloring campaign called “Infuse Hope.” Later this fall, chemotherapy will be available for patients at the new Infusion Center, and the coloring campaign is designed to help spread love and hope to local patients undergoing treatment. By simply participating in this campaign, you will be “infusing hope” to local patients who are facing a very difficult journey.
Completed artwork will be shared with patients during each visit. Cheri Everson, BRMH obstetrics director and Infusion Center coordinator, encourages youth to participate. 
“Patients who are undergoing infusion treatments appreciate having distractions, especially ones that bring a sense of joy,” she said. “Sharing this artwork with those who are going through such a difficult time will be very therapeutic and will help reduce their anxiety.” 
Additionally, an inspirational video has been produced featuring local children to share with patients. The video can be viewed here
Coloring pages can be downloaded from or can be picked up at the hospital. To engage the community in this campaign, drop-boxes and coloring pages were distributed around the community at a child daycare, a local grocery store, the public library, and a local lending institution. Aside from using one of the area drop-boxes, coloring pages also can be scanned and emailed to