Kids & Art Foundation advocates for an integrated care model, one where children with cancer benefit from participation in the arts as part of the regular treatment plan.
We seek to improve well-being during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. Together we use art for healing, to empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences.
CANCER SUCKS. ART HEALS.™
Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. Once diagnosed, everyday life is turned upside down for the child and family.
Studies show arts and creative expression improve the well-being of cancer patients and their care circles.
If you are passionate about the healing effects of art, you have a big heart with a warm smile to brighten up our pediatric cancer families lives, you would like to volunteer as an artist or volunteer your expertise, please sign up for our UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital workshops.
Amaey Shah (Amaeyzing Amaey)
Born August 2, 2002. Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2005. Relapsed in 2009. Relapsed again in 2011 with chemo induced Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Passed away on September 25, 2011 after courageously fighting cancer for 6 of his 9 years.