Volume 7

 art with science

to create

healing, hope
and health

Our Vision

Chihuly Chandelier

Chihuly Chandelier

Weighs 2 1/2 tons
Approximately 32 feet long
2,800 pieces of
hand blown glass 

The Reality

Chandelier - Finished

Chihuly Chandelier

Six different types of glass
Two shades of blue
Clear glass wrapped
 in 24 caret gold

It sparkles day and night.

     Exacting Work

It was fascinating watching these three men install this magnificent piece.

Rick Working

Exacting Work

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Message from

          Sue McCollum

Dear Friends,Sue & Ornament

         Our vision has now become an awe-inspiring reality. This magnificent Chihuly Chandelier was installed last week at the Lorry I. Lokey stem cell research building at Stanford. It was a fascinating experience watching  these very talented men carefully attach the 2,800 pieces of glass to each of the three armatures. On your next visit to the Bay Area this is something you will not want to miss.

        We are looking forward to the Blue Dot Golf Tournament that the Ladies Group at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club will be hosting on Tuesday, Oct. 26th. They will be honoring a member who has gone through a cancer experience so we know this will be a very special tournament.

      The Holidays are just around the corner so when you begin your Holiday Shopping, consider giving one of our beautiful hand blown glass ornament to a friend or loved one. They were created to honor all those who wear the blue dots but are also a unique, one of a kind gift. The proceeds from the sale of these ornaments supports cancer research.

                 Until Next Time........

      CANCER will be
                           CURED sometime
not NOW?

From a Vision - to Reality
The Chihuly Chandelier is a magnificent piece
Made by loving and caring folks.
They've created the pattern, blown the glass
With pieces round and others that poke.

Each piece alone is a work of art
But combined they're impressive indeed.
Forever it will grace this stem cell building
To help research at Stanford succeed.

It took days to install this magnificent piece
Very precise the men had to be.
To connect each piece to the steel frame
Was fascinating for us to see.

Now it's complete and what a treat to the eye
Awe inspiring it will always be.
'Combining art with science for hope,
health and healing'
Will bless thousands - not just you and me.

Sue McCollum

A Holiday Gift

       As we all know, those going through a cancer  experience need our love and support. These hand blown ornaments are one of a kind and are made to honor those who wear the blue dots. (tattoos you receive that mark where the radiation beams go)
       They also stand as a symbol of a world free of cancer and make a lovely holiday gift. All the proceeds from the purchase of these ornaments go to cancer research at the Medical School at Stanford. Blue Dot Ornamment

        If you would like to purchase one of these beautiful hand blown ornaments, please visit our website at:



To view our past Newsletters, please click on the issue you would like to see.

Volume: 1 Where we are going

Volume: 2 Stem Cell Building -
Stanford University

Volume: 3 My Blue Dot - Chihuly Project

Stanford University

Volume: 4  Acknowledge our Sponsors

Volume: 5 Why we do what we do

Volume: 6  A Strong Foundation - Chihuly

Blue Dot Events

*Installation of the
Chihuly Chandelier
at Stanford
 August - September
Complete and Beautiful

*The Ladies at Sharon
Blue Dot Golf Tournament
Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club
October 26th

*Private dedication
of the Chihuly Chandelier
for the
My Blue Dot Donors
Stanford November 3rd