Kids & Art Foundation
Kids & Art Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cancer care by focusing on the whole child in treatment by including healing through arts in their protocol. We seek to improve wellbeing during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. Together we use art to heal, empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences. Kids & Art supports the psychosocial and emotional well-being of the patient and their family as they face their cancer journey. We collaborate with professional artists to provide weekly art workshops in the pediatric oncology waiting rooms at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Hospital at no cost to the participants. Until COVID-19 we offered monthly one-of-a-kind two-hour art experiences at unique venues for children with cancer and their care circles. We have redesigned our programs to offer live online weekly Virtual Art Workshops through Zoom enabling us to extend our reach to families in these uncertain times.