Linda Graziano, founder of AppQueen, is leading the Canvas of Hope effort to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), helping people impacted by these diseases. She was nominated to participate in the 2020 Man & Woman of the Year competition for LLS, a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research by individual in communities across the United States.

Linda is on a mission to sell 10,000 books, from May 7th to July 18th, helping more than 1.2 million Americans living with blood cancers.

We believe that art can transform pain into beauty. Canvas of Hope is an interactive journal of hope and inspiration, thoughtfully curated and beautifully illustrated in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Buy our book knowing that all proceeds go towards the fundraising efforts!

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Hi, I’m Linda Graziano.  A dear friend of mine and former Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year candidate nominated me for the 2020 LLS Woman of the Year. I have wholeheartedly accepted this nomination and along with my amazing team our mission is to sell 10,000 books over a 10-week period to help more than 1.2 million Americans living with blood cancers.

Growing up with my family has meant regularly encountering cancer. Six of my nine immediate family members over the past 50 years faced cancer in a variety of forms, including lymphoma, thyroid, glioblastoma, lung, skin and myeloma.  We have suffered greatly, and it has not been easy.  Each time hearing the words, “…has cancer”, was like a dagger to my heart.

Assembling this book reopened many of those wounds. However, I was compelled to complete the book in the hope that it could raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and ease the path.   

Ideally, this book will inspire hope and provide a transformative journey for those facing difficult life challenges. Often, when fighting our most difficult battles, we gain insight and tap into strengths not previously manifested. I hope that this book can do that for you.

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The art in this book was created by 36 contributing artists, the vast majority being students between the ages of 5-17 years old. It was made out of love and meant for readers of all ages, especially for those who may face difficult challenges. We want you to know that you are not alone. Experience the book through your inner child’s eye, with hope and inspiration.







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