Fall 2021

Teeing up a smile

Kids at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital illustrate what joy means to them

What makes you happy? For many adults, this can be a hard question to answer.

But when kids at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital were asked to draw what brings them joy for a creative installation at the 3M Open PGA golf tournament, they got right to work—sketching out their pets, their families, their schools, sports, sweets, and more.

“There were a lot of ‘hold your heart’ moments,” says Sandy Forseth, a Masonic Children’s Hospital child life specialist who worked with patients and families on the project. “For them to be able to express themselves through art and share their story, often about their medical journey, was really sweet.”

The “Wrapped in Happiness” display at this year’s 3M Open, which took place July 19–25 at the TPC Twin Cities, included more than 100 works of art wrapped around 18-inch foam golf balls using 3M Print Wrap Films.

Masonic Children’s Hospital is a pillar charity partner of the 3M Open and has received about $1 million over the last three years to support the hospital’s programs, 3M Open Plaza, Center for Safe and Healthy Children, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Make a gift to support patient and family programming at Masonic Children’s Hospital at give.umn.edu/giveto/ummch.