ART For Cancer Foundation

ART For Cancer Foundation

Healing Happens When One Creates Something

We met Cid Palacio a few months ago. Her story and the impact she has on our community is just the type of thing Troop is all about sharing.

It was 2011 when Cid realized that creative expression through painting was what held her together after losing both parents to cancer within 15 months of each other. She started the ART For Cancer Foundation as a way to help those living with cancer to heal and has been offering FREE workshops and courses to cancer patients and their families ever since.

“Art is a creative outlet for the emotions experienced when cancer strikes”, says Cid. “Research has shown that any focus on creativity will help you cope or heal during a difficult situation”. One workshop participant put it well, “Art got me through. It provided the means to express what there were no words for”.

ART For Cancer Foundation offers a range of programs from beginner workshops to more in-depth multi-week programs that end with an art exhibition.

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More Details: ART For Cancer Foundation

Cancer was the impetus for Cid’s journey into the art world. Initially, painting was her means of escaping the cruel reality that a loved one had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. It soon became a passion and then an obsession.

Cid’s mother lost her battle with cancer on June 13, 2009. Her father succumbed to cancer on September 18, 2010. Cid lived through the painful journey, and also experienced first hand the emotional healing power of creative expression. The ART for Cancer Foundation, which started in 2011, represents the next step in her personal journey, connecting art and cancer.

Research suggests that participation in creative experiences like painting can reduce anxiety, promote relaxation and improve the overall quality of life of people living with cancer. This includes patients, families, and their caregivers.

It is Cid’s hope that when cancer patients or their loved ones participate in one of the workshops, they will find their inner voice and escape to their special sanctuary.
Location: 
AFC Place, #1, 1884 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 4Y2

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