The latest news and updates from Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
  • 10th Annual Joan Hisaoka Make a Difference Gala

    We are pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Joan Hisaoka Gala – Assisting those Living with Cancer will be held on September 16, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC. To learn more about this fabulous annual event, please visit: or contact Michelle,, 202.483.8600 to learn how to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets through Smith Center. Read More

  • Article Published in Coping Magazine

    Two of Smith Center’s Integrative Patient Navigators were published in the March/April 2017 edition of Coping with Cancer Magazine. The article discusses the various types of patient navigation that exist and how patients can access these resources in order to receive additional support while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Read More

  • Thank you to Robert & Paula Hisaoka!

    The fifth Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make a Difference" Gala was a huge success, raising over $1.1 million to help organizations that serve those affected by cancer. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is grateful to be a co-beneficiary of the event. Read More

  • Cooking with Laura Pole

    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is pleased to offer nutrition classes that share ways to eat healthfully through each of the seasons, bringing balance and nourishment to you during cancer treatment and beyond. Read More

  • Arts & Military White Paper

    The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military just released a new Arts & Military White Paper on "Arts, Health, and Wellbeing across the Military Continuum." Read More

  • Patient Navigation Training in Integrative Cancer Care

    Registration is now open for Smith Center’s Patient Navigation Training in Integrative Cancer Care, offered October 23-28, 2016 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge MA . CEC’s are available for nurses, social workers, psychologists and yoga instructors. Read More

  • The Washington Post's Review of Alchemical Vessels Benefit

    In its three previous years, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery’s “Alchemical Vessels” asked artists to repurpose a bowl, an object whose shape and purpose evoke the ceremonial. For 2016, the gallery switched to a cigar box, a clunkier foundation. But then the goal is transformation, and most of the 123 contributors hid, disguised or significantly altered the container. Read More

  • Smith Center re-featured in the 2016-2017 Catalogue for Philanthropy

    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is honored to announce its continued recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Being re-featured online by the Catalogue reflects Smith Center’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to support those living with cancer and to promote the healing power of the arts. Read More

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