Flowers: an art project benefiting cancer patients at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

By staff

Red Flowers_0.jpgFlowers is a collection of drawings, paintings and collages created by UF Health Proton Therapy Institute cancer patients and their family and friends. The collection will be on display through January at Gallery 1037, located inside Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.

The daily arts-and-crafts activities are part of the Institute’s Art in Medicine program. The free program enables participants to create art, regardless of experience level, and promotes feelings of well-being. Individual pieces in the Flowers exhibit are for sale. Your purchase of a unique artwork will help fund the Art in Medicine program, bringing comfort and cheer to cancer patients.

Blue Flowers_0.jpgA special reception for patients, caregivers, proton alumni and the public will take place at the gallery on January 26, 5-7 p.m.

The reception will feature

  • complimentary refreshments
  • handcrafted flower corsages available for a suggested donation of $5 each
  • framed art created by children and adults with cancer available for $100 each

All proceeds benefit the Art in Medicine program at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

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The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur.  We will make every effort to remove your name from the list. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.

 

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