Caring Arts

Caring Arts

Art Heals
Art has the power to heal. Research studies have shown how participation in the arts contributes to higher quality of life of cancer patients by improving coping resources, self-esteem, and mental and physical health.

The Caring Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support to Chicago-area cancer patients and their families. Our mission is to facilitate and encourage expression and healing through music, fine art, journaling, photography, and other creative disciplines.

Join us for an event, sponsor an activity, or learn more about how Caring Arts Programs are enhancing the lives of children, adults, and their families living with cancer in the Chicago area.

Dark Side of the Yule event

Kick off the holiday season with this outstanding
musical event for the entire family!

Sunday, November 20, 7:30pm
Copley Theater
23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora

Proceeds benefit Caring Arts Foundation

Don’t miss this live concert featuring unique classic rock music mashed with traditional carols
from Classical Blast’s latest album, Dark Side of the Yule. 
Special guest performers include an appearance by the Sugarplum Fairy!
This year’s show is bigger and better than ever!

Sneak preview from last year’s show:

Tickets $25 Adults, $10 kids 14 and under
Order yours today!

Adults: $25 each
Kids 14 & Under: $10 each

For more info call Barbara at Caring Arts: 708-386-9325

Can’t make the show? Consider buying a ticket for a family dealing with cancer
and we’ll distribute for you. Just add a note when ordering tickets.

Copley Theater

Arts in a Gazebo Garden 2016

This year’s Arts in a Garden event provided another beautiful autumn afternoon in the lovely “Gazebo Garden” of Patrick & Janine Mullady of Lake Forest. The day included a tempting selection of passed appetizers & libations; live music by the Swing Forward band, featuring our very own Caring Arts president, Phil Balsano on piano; an outdoor fine art gallery, silent auction, and plenty of great conversation between attendees, all to raise money in support of Caring Arts. What’s not to like about that? A very big thank you to all our sponsors & prize donors, our guests and most especially to our hosts, Janine & Patrick. 

Arts in Gazebo
Arts in a Garden attendees peruse the fine art in our outdoor gallery  
Swing Forward  
Swing Forward band entertained at this year’s Arts in a Garden  
Arts Gazebo  
Caring Arts Treasurer, John Weigand (left), converses with 2 doctors from Northwestern Memorial Hospital at Arts in a Garden  
“There is a Hindu Blessing which reads:

‘May God gift you with all the Colors of Life… Colors of Joy… Colors of Happiness… Colors of Friendship… Colors of Love… and all other Colors you want to paint into your life.’

Your artists bring this blessing to light
every time they come to Children's Hospital.”

— Mary Fiorito
Parent-to-Parent Coordinator, Children’s Hospital

Twinkle Twinkle Challenge
Our Caring Arts musicians, Bill & Petar, created their own version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and performed it with patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital to celebrate the Caring Arts’s 15th Anniversary, and to raise awareness for the healing power of creativity. Make a donation using the button above and bring more music and art to Chicagoland cancer patients.
Caring Arts Photography
View a Day of Caring Arts photography at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago in this video produced by The Daily Herald. See our Program page for more info.
Caring Arts Music
View one of our musical performances at University of Chicago Hospital’s new Center for Care & Discovery in Chicago.
Amazon Smiles on Caring Arts
Are you an Amazon shopper? If so, you can help raise money for Caring Arts just by shopping. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to Caring Arts and it’s so easy! On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Simply go to Sign in with your regular Amazon Log in, or create a new account if you don’t have one. Type In Caring Arts under “Choose a Charity” and you’ll see us pop up. Choose Caring Arts Foundation, and shop away! It’s that simple. All your future purchases will benefit Caring Arts as long as you log in through AmazonSmile. You use the same account on both and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same, but you must log in through AmazonSmile for Caring Arts to get a donation. Amazon will remember your charity selection, so every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to Caring Arts. Shop ‘til you drop with AmazonSmile!

Global Parking

Global Airport Parking
Benefits Caring Arts!

If you travel, get easy, affordable GUARANTEED parking at O’Hare or Midway with Global Airport Parking... and benefit great causes. Caring Arts is one of them! Global Airport Parking is proud to partner with non-profits around the world to help build awareness and funds for their work. Each month Global features a different organization on their website, as part of their Global Change Initiative. Simply make a reservation and on the checkout page round up your reservation to the nearest dollar and donate the extra change to the charity of the month. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the featured company. Check their website for Caring Arts Month, or stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted!

Click HERE for the GLOBAL home page

Caring Arts Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization registered with the state of Illinois FEIN 36-4378926. Your contribution is tax deductible and may also be eligible for matching funds from many corporations.
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