Cancer & Art Therapy
Information related to art therapy and cancer, how art therapy helps people with cancer, and how people with cancer can use art therapy.
We have a great story about a young boy, Charlie, with neurofibromatosis (NF-1) and a miracle makeover by Design Gives Back. Please comment below and Design Gives Back will donate $1 to Friends of Kids With Cancer for another therapeutic makeover for someone in need. The more comments you leave here and even at the other blogs, the more money DGB will donate. Continue reading »
The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care in Cologne, Germany has reported that children with cancer have a high probability of survival in Germany. Greater than 80 percent of the children with cancer in Germany between 2000 and 2004 survived at least five years. Researches also discovered some positive aspects like a parent accompanying the child in the hospital or the valuable role music therapy plays in managing the disease. They essentially concluded that more studies are ncessary, as well as a a discussion on quality of life, paint, etc. You can read more about the study and its findings here.
A recent report reveals that women with breast cancer receiving radiation treatment experienced improved mental health, physical health, and an overall higher quality of life after 5 sessions of art therapy.
The findings were a result of testing art therapy intervention among 41 women receiving radiation treatment for breast cancer. The women were randomly selected as part of one of two groups. The first group received five individual art therapy sessions for one hour per week, while the control group did not participate in any art therapy sessions. Continue reading »
Please read further if you know of anyone with cancer that creates art. Or, if you’d like to contribute to the event, details are below as well…
Art Show Benefits People With Cancer, Seeking Artists With Cancer
We have a special article today about a young man and young woman that are organizing an art event dedicated to helping those with lung cancer. Jessica, one of the coordinators of the art show, was kind of enough to tell us a about the benefit:
Four Stages – by Mike McCarthy
All of the artists featured in the show either have cancer or have had cancer. This art show not only helps those that have been affected by cancer but also will help to raise money for cancer research. Continue reading »
Congratulations to Kiteboarding 4 Cance (KB4C) and their participants for raising $2500+ to help fund a new art therapy program at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. The money is being donated to Scotty’s Guild - a fund that was started early this year to help fund a new art therapy program at Continue reading »
A very inspiring story from Kansas about how cancer patients at St. Luke’s Hospital are using art therapy to help understand and relieve emotional distress that comes with their illness… Continue reading »
Tracy’s Kids 2008 Red Carpet Fundraiser Raises Awareness of Art Therapy with Children with Cancer
On the evening of Tuesday, February 12, 2008–right in the heart of Hollywood’s awards season–Tracy’s Kids 2008 Red Carpet Fundraiser was held at the Regal Theatre Gallery Place to showcase movies nominated for the film world’s most prestigious awards. It provided celebrities from the film industry, Capitol Hill, and the business world a chance to “walk the red carpet,” enjoy the glamour of a Hollywood premiere, and Continue reading »