The Creative Center at University Settlement, Artist in Residence Program Arts Workshops provide both the technical and aesthetic skills required to explore artistic expression as a means of healing and support. These art workshops are offered free-of-charge to cancer survivors and their caregivers as a way to discover their own creative resources as they navigate life after cancer. The LIVESTRONG Foundation will fund 15 more Creative Center Outpatient Arts programs through the 2013 Community Impact Project.
We know this program works to help combat fear and isolation, reduce anxiety and help remind people that there is life after cancer, but we wanted you to hear from the participants themselves. Below are quotes from previous Creative Center program participants. Vote to bring this and other valuable programs for cancer survivors to your community today. Visit vote.LIVESTRONG.org.
“This art program allowed us to interact with other cancer patients and survivors in a fun and comforting way. Having cancer has been a frightening experience, so I treasure and thank you for allowing us to share our experiences, treatments and concerns in artistic activities. Thank you very much, LIVESTRONG Foundation and Cheryl and Queens Hospital!”
“This program contributed to my speedy recovery following treatment for glioblastoma…I am totally and completely in awe of how this assisted me to overcome obstacles from my illness. Thank you is barely enough in response for the help this provided.”
“After treatments this did relax me and made me feel there is still fun in living.”
“(This program) has helped me to cope with cancer. It has also shown me that LIVESTRONG cares about our disease. That we are cared about and that help is available. Thank you for being there. I have greatly enjoyed this program.”