This unique project is an innovative collaboration between the Art of Life Cancer Foundation, the City of Fresno, the medical and art communities, local philanthropists and a large band of eager volunteers. The Garden will be developed in 3 phases and on September 27, 2015 we celebrated the completion of Phase I and Groundbreaking for Phase II.
The Art of Life Healing Garden at Woodward Park is being developed to ignite healing and growth in all who visit. The garden will be an opportunity for cancer survivors and families affected by cancer to partner with local landscapers and artists to reflect their own cancer experiences on a 3-acre “canvas.” Each piece of the garden exists because of the generosity of people like you.
We invite you to help bring this garden to life and create a space for our entire community to go for sanctuary, celebration and healing.
The Art of Life Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Participants, under the direction of professional artists and landscapers, will express the intricacies and awakenings of their journey. Their designs for the garden will ignite healing and growth in those who visit.
“As a cancer survivor who turns to the outdoors in time of both difficulty and joy, I believe this Healing Garden will serve as an oasis and source of support for individuals and families to connect, find peace, and celebrate life.”
– Jenna Sawdon-Bea Ph.D, President
– Jenelle Higton, Executive Director
This unique project is an innovative collaboration between the Art of Life Cancer Foundation, the City of Fresno, the medical and art communities, local philanthropists and a large band of eager volunteers. While Healing Gardens have been around for centuries, the vision for this local project was that of Mark Somma, PhD, Cancer Survivor and a founding Board Member of the Art of Life Cancer Foundation.
The Garden will be an opportunity for cancer survivors and families affected by cancer to partner with local landscapers and artists to reflect their own cancer experiences on a 3-acre “canvas.” The garden will incorporate artistic expression that creates a space for sanctuary, celebration and experiencing healing for the Fresno community.
With each dollar donated we are able to turn vision into reality. Your monthly commitment will help sustain the development of the garden and the ongoing maintenance from year-to-year.
We know strong partnerships are vital to our success. When we work together, our community, cancer survivors and families affected by cancer benefit.
Without the dedication and hard work of volunteers we would not be able to make a difference in so many lives. Sign up to volunteer yourself, group, or organization.
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