Kids & Art Foundation promotes an integrated 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.
Does art heal? This is a question that lot of people in the art and science world are trying to address. We have compiled a list of articles and research papers that shed some light on the benefits of healing through art. Read more.
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. Register Here
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Amaey Shah (Amaeyzing Amaey)
Born August 4, 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.