Mary Edmister of Moorhead uses polymer clay to transform glass bottles that once held medicine for cancer patients into beautiful works of art.
While each bottle is unique, they are all marked with the word hope.
The Bottles of Hope program, which is being done at hospitals around the world, started at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo in August.
Edmister and her friend, Adele Schumacher of Horace, N.D., who also decorates bottles for the program, have made about 400 bottles each so far.
“Each of the bottles goes to the person with a lot of hope and wishes for health and our thoughts and prayers,” Edmister said. “I hope people feel that when they get their bottle.”
Sanford’s embrace cancer survivorship program launched the Bottles of Hope program in Fargo and provides the supplies and equipment for the bottles.