Throughout the year, the ArtWorks community meets a Young Artist from one of our programs who has used the creative and performing arts to help them cope with their illness.

“Cancer does not define me. You are still you, you control your own story.”   Chiara, from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, has held the joy and the artistry of dance close to her heart throughout her whole life. Before being diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare cancer that occurs in and around the bones, Chiara danced professionally with the Washington Ballet. Although her illness has tested her in ways she never expected, it has led Chiara to experience arts programming in a unique way. In turn, she has found […]