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National Angel Quilt to be on display

Special Photo The Make Some Noise Foundation announced that the National Angel Quilt will visit the Mall of Georgia on Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30.

Special Photo The Make Some Noise Foundation announced that the National Angel Quilt will visit the Mall of Georgia on Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30.

BUFORD -- A colorful tribute to children who have died from pediatric cancer will be on display at the Mall of Georgia later this month.

The Make Some Noise Foundation announced that the National Angel Quilt will visit the Atlanta area March 28 through 30.

The stop is part of a national tour of cities -- including Boston, Denver, Chicago, Houston, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia -- for the quilt, which is open for any family that has lost a child to cancer to add a square.

Three of the children featured on the quilt are from Georgia, Brian Ernst of Oakwood, Ricky James of Woodstock and Elizabeth Pitts of Valdosta.

The Make Some Noise Foundation was founded in 2009 by then-11-year-old Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio. The New Jersey boy was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a highly aggressive malignant bone tumor at the age of 10.

In just over three years, Malcolm and his foundation have raised more than $1 million to fund pediatric cancer research, a press release said. But with 1 in every 320 children in the United States diagnosed with childhood cancer and only 3 percent of all funding directed to research more than a dozen different childhood cancers, the group plans to raise millions more.

During the quilt's stop in Atlanta, children can participate in free crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30.