The latest news and updates from Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
  • An Interview with Bob, Cancer Support Group Resident Poet

    Bob Bloomfield joined Smith Center’s Cancer Support Group two years ago and has been a regular participant ever since. He sat down with Executive Director and group facilitator, Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C to talk about the impact Smith Center, the support group, a cancer retreat and integrative therapies have had on his life. Read More

  • Joan Hisaoka Make a Difference Gala

    This year’s 10th Annual Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala – Assisting those Living with Cancer was another tremendous success! We are grateful to gala founder and Smith Center Board Member Bob Hisaoka, our sponsors, and guests for their dedication to our mission. It was a great evening of community, remembrance, and support. Read More

  • The Shanti Norris Cancer Retreat Fund

    The Shanti Norris Cancer Retreat Fund was launched in May 2017 as a lasting tribute to Founding Executive Director Shanti Norris’ 21 years of service to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. This fund supports Smith Center’s most intimate, transformative and pioneering work, our​ Cancer Retreats. All contributions to the fund will offset the cost of the retreats for cancer survivors and ​their ​caregivers and will also enable us to continue offering partial scholarship assistance. 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

  • 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

  • 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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