Our Mission

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.

OUR Research

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)

Amaey Shah
If people were buildings I would be a brick cottage. My heart would be the fireplace, glowing warm, my feelings would be the family, living inside me.
My nose would be the chimney, bellowing out smoke.
The food the family makes would say I’m always hungry.
My hands would be the bricks, holding up the cottage.
And my eyes would be the two small windows which you look out of.
— Poem by Amaey
Amaey Shah

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.