We build hope, strength and joy for those impacted by cancer through creative experience
and a place of reflection and renewal in the Art of Life Healing Garden.

About Our Mission

The Art of Life is passionate about GIVING HOPE to those impacted by cancer. In today’s world, cancer aims to steal our joy and rob us of hope, but we believe that growth and purpose can be found in and through life’s most difficult seasons.

About Our Mission

The Art of Life is passionate about GIVING HOPE to those impacted by cancer. In today’s world, cancer aims to steal our joy and rob us of hope, but we believe that growth and purpose can be found in and through life’s most difficult seasons.

Get Involved

In Art of Life Cancer Foundation’s healing arts programs we celebrate life and survivorship and spread hope!

Get Involved

In Art of Life Cancer Foundation’s healing arts programs we celebrate life and survivorship and spread hope!

Healing Garden

This is an innovative collaboration between the Art of Life Cancer Foundation, the City of Fresno, Fresno State, the medical and art communities, local philanthropists and a large band of eager volunteers.

Paint It Forward

In this unique program, participants celebrate life and survivorship when linked with outstanding local artists from the Central Valley to co-create beautiful works of art about life, hope and survivorship.

Survivor Gathering

One of the most anticipated events each year is Art of Life’s annual Survivor Gathering. Hundreds of survivors unite, regardless of diagnosis, oncologist or place of treatment for a powerful event that celebrates life.

Your opportunity to help those impacted by cancer

Our Mission: To inspire people impacted by cancer to connect and heal through creative expression.

Your opportunity to help those impacted by cancer

Our Mission: To inspire people impacted by cancer to connect and heal through creative expression.

Up And Coming Events

Painting Class | November 10th, 2021

Painting Class | November 10th, 2021

Painting Class Date: November 10th, 2021 11am - 1pm Location: Healing Garden, Woodward Park More information to come!  Sign up link will be available closer to event date, please check back or visit http://santehealthfoundation.org

Healing Garden Beautification Project | November 13, 2021

Healing Garden Beautification Project | November 13, 2021

Healing Garden Beautification Project Our 3-acre garden is solely maintained by volunteers, so we’re reliant on our community to keep it looking its best! This family friendly service project ensures the Healing Garden remains a beautiful environment for everyone to...

Love Lights the Way | December 1st, 2021

Love Lights the Way | December 1st, 2021

Love Lights the Way Join us at The Healing Garden in Woodward Park this Holiday season to honor or remember loved ones with a Luminary Lighting Ceremony. Date: December 1st, 2021 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Healing Garden, Woodward Park $25 per Luminary Bag Click here to...

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Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

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Meet Our Intern – Amanda Mallory

Meet Our Intern – Amanda Mallory

Hi, I’m Amanda!I’m currently a Senior at Fresno State graduating with a Biology degree in hopes of pursuing a career in Optometry.I first started my journey with Art of Life back in January of 2020. I attended a Garden Beautification event and have been involved ever...

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Marilee’s Story

Marilee’s Story

I was introduced to The Art of Life in 2014 by a friend heavily involved in the startup of the project. I had been recently diagnosed in late 2013 with MDS (a low-grade bone marrow cancer). I was looking for a way to become involved with a locally based cancer support...

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