Event to Benefit Art Therapy at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

By Juliana Bunim on May 22, 2012
Title: My Hand.Title: My Hand. By: Althea Patchett, Age: 10

WHAT: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is holding its second “Art with a Heart” benefit art sale and auction, featuring a collection of art created by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with media about their work.

The partial gallery of artwork can be previewed here: http://artwithaheart.gotoroyalag.com/

All proceeds from the special art sale and auction will go toward the hospital’s art therapy program. Sponsored by Royal Motor Sales of San Francisco, the event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the unique kid-created art gallery, with some pieces developed specifically for the evening.

The art therapy program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital provides a creative process for children and their families to communicate and better cope with their hospital experience. Art therapy offers a means for patient engagement, expression, and an increased understanding of the emotional impact of illness and medical treatment.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6-8 p.m.                 

WHERE:

Royal Motor Sales

280 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

WHO:

  • Andy Hansen, COO, Royal Motor Sales
  • Kim Scurr, Executive Director, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Suzanne Yau, Art Therapist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Michael Towne, Manager, Child Life Services, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Patient Artists and Their Families

CONTACT:

Media interested in covering the event must RSVP to Juliana Bunim at juliana.bunim@ucsf.edu or 415-476-8810.