Local cancer survivors give back with their favorite hobby

CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) — A local man who has battled three different types of cancer is giving back to the cancer center that treated him by continuing one of his lifelong hobbies. Trying to.

Twelve years ago, Robert Makowski was diagnosed with two different types of cancer. Makovsky said he then underwent treatment for 13 months at The Ohio State University James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

After returning home to the Ohio Valley, Makovsky was again diagnosed with a third type of cancer and came up with the idea to sell his sketches to raise money for the James Cancer Center.

He says sketching has always been one of his favorite things to do, and now he's using it to support cancer research.

“Well, I've done a lot of sketching over the years. When I was little, I loved drawing horses and just started drawing them. So after a while, I put all my sketches in a frame. We started selling it to a cancer research center in Columbus, Ohio.”

Robert Makowski – Sketches for Cancer Research Artists

Makovsky's sketches are $20 each and available for purchase Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Print n' Copy, 104 North Marietta Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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