About us

Our History

The creation of the ART for Cancer Foundation, a non profit, charitable organization, represents the next step on a journey our founder, Cid Palacio has been on for the past 3 years. Cid lost both her parents to cancer.

She discovered that self-expression through painting provided a means of relaxation and an escape particularly during the stressful months where she was caring for her loved ones at home, while they were battling cancer.

As she continued to paint, she began selling her paintings to family and friends, and donating her sales to cancer charity.

She then went on to encourage other artists to also donate to cancer charity. The ART for Cancer Group which today features over 300 artists from over 30 countries is the result of this earlier effort. Refer (www.artforcancergroup.com)

Our Mission

The ART for Cancer Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life
of people living with cancer by providing an outlet for creative expression
through the arts.

Our Team

Our Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Standing committees are all volunteers, who
represent a collective of talent from the business, art and medical communities.

Board of Directors

Cid Palacio – Board Chair

Jackie Irvine – Board Vice-Chair and Treasurer

Jane Yuen – Board Secretary

Angela Smith – Board Member

Advisory Board

Dr. Wendy Brown, MD – Medical Community

Dr. Katharine Shim, MD, FRCP – Medical Community

Dr. Kelli MacDonald- Medical Community/Cancer Research

Lauren Renzetti – Art Community

Dorit Fuhg – Art Community

Cynthia Young – Non-Profit Community

April Taggart – Business Community

Danica Loncar- Art Community

Standing Committees:


Angela Smith- Chair

Kelly Thorarinson- Co-Chair

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