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Patient art shines through collaboration with Carnival Cruise Line

Installations inspired by the art of St. Jude patients will set sail on the Carnival's newest ship, Mardi Gras.

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Flowers sculpture on the Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship
Sequins art installation on the Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship
Imagery of art installation pieces for the Carnival Mardi Gras

At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, art therapy is often part of our patients' treatment plan while they are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Art can capture the hope and spirit of our patients and our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving Children.®

Now Carnival, the Official Celebration Partner of St. Jude, is incorporating art installations inspired by our patients on their newst ship, Mardi Gras.

Flowers artwork by St. Jude patient Camila

St. Jude patient Camila's drawing of flowers inspired the swaying flower garden experience on the ship Mardi GrasRead more about Camila.

Image of the Flowers art installation

Carnival is devoted to putting the fun at the center of everything they do — and what better way to express the fun and creativity of St. Jude patients than through their patient art, a very common activity for any kid, reminding guests that when they help St. Jude, they are helping kids be kids.

We are excited that we will have this [art] as a constant reminder of our support for St. Jude to the hundreds of thousands of guests who will sail on the Mardi Gras each and every year.

Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line president

Turtles artwork by St. Jude patient Cooper

Read Carnival's tribute to patient Cooper, whose painting inspired the sea turtles installation.

Image of the Turtles art installation

The installations were created by Youngblood Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where St. Jude is located, in collaboration with St. Jude and Carnival.

Sunset artwork by St. Jude patient Boston

Meet Boston, whose painting of a sunset inspired this installation.

Image of the Sunset art installation

Since 2010, Carnival Cruise Lines has raised more than $22 million for St. Jude kids

As a proud partner, Carnival's gift to St. Jude families is the gift of quality time, artistic expression and helping to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

Sailboat artwork by St. Jude survivor Tayde

Meet Tayde. Tayde's sailboat painting inspired the sequin sailboats at sea.

Image of the Sailboats art installation

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Rainbow artwork by St. Jude patient Clayton

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St. Jude patient at a Carnival event

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