Children with Diabetes paint mural on wall in Parsippany office

Children with diabetes painted a mural on the wall of Ascensia Diabetes Care

PARSIPPANY — A group of children with diabetes (identified by the JDRF) were invited to Ascensia’s office on Saturday, March 31 and Saturday, April 7  to paint a mural that will remain as a fixture in the Parsippany office. An artist, Dan Fenelon, was commissioned to create the outline and the children added color to it. As seen in the photos, the children had a great time working together to create the piece with the help of volunteers from JDRF and Ascensia. Ascensia is located at 5 Wood Hollow Road.

Children working on the mural

“It’s been an honor to spend time with these children and have them create a mural that will brighten up our office for years to come,” said Robert Schumm, VP and Managing Director of Ascensia Diabetes Care US Inc. “It is important to us at Ascensia that we are surrounded by things that remind us about the people with diabetes whose lives we are trying to make better each and every day. It is a constant reminder of the importance of what we aim to do to help them manage their diabetes in a simpler and more effective way.”

Dan Fenelon was trained at the Arts Student League in NY and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Dan has had seventeen one man shows in galleries from Chelsea NYC to LA California. He has produced giant public artworks in and around New Jersey and had a featured mural exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum. He is well known for his school residency programs and as the artist/operator of the MAM Art Truck which has involved the creative participation of thousands of people in the NY metro area. To learn more about Dan, click here.

 

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