The Healing Power of Art

A beautiful way to honor the people who have inspired your life


A lost loved one. The caregiver who made a family's journey easier. A cancer survivor who is inspiring others with her courage. These are just some of the individuals who have been recognized through a Healing Power of Art sponsorship.

The Healing Power of Art is a beautiful way to honor the people who have inspired your life. UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital and the Nassif Community Cancer Center teamed up with area photographers to capture timeless images, from local landmarks to the wonders of nature. Sponsored photographs are displayed in the hospital, the St. Luke's Nassif Radiation Center and the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center.

"These photographs contribute to the healing process, in body, mind and spirit," explains Mary Klinger, St. Luke's Foundation president. "Research shows artwork can help reduce pain and stress, shorten hospital stays and improve the patient experience. These images can inspire a patient to get out of his room and walk down the hall. And they can offer a respite for those dealing with a serious health challenge, whether it's their own or a loved one's."

St. Luke's Auxiliary recently committed $6,000 to the Healing Power of Art project. The image they selected—a cheerful nature photograph— welcomes patients and visitors to the Radiation Center's reception desk.

The majority of the proceeds from the Healing Power of Art support services at the Nassif Community Cancer Center that are not covered by insurance, such as nutrition consultations, massage therapy and acupuncture. Each 16 x 24 panel is $1,000 and can be used to honor a loved one, celebrate a survivor or make a lasting gift.

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