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New Franklin exhibit features work of young UCSF cancer patients

Dylan Paul (right), associate director of UCOP Procurement Services, installed the artwork with his wife Celina Paul (center), program manager for Kids & Art, and volunteer Lynne Arlington.

A new art installation in the Franklin Building is showcasing the work of pediatric cancer patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and other local treatment centers, and the power that the arts can play in the healing process.

Dylan Paul, associate director of UCOP Procurement Services, volunteers with the Kids & Art Foundation, where his wife is a program manager. The couple organized the installation of 17 pieces of art that now decorate the walls around Franklin 10301.

“I wanted to share some of the amazing art that is being created through the program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital,” Paul said. “It has been a truly amazing experience working with Kids & Art and very exciting to see them working with our UCSF hospital.”

The art, most of which was created by patients ages 2 to 12, will be on display through Friday, Oct. 5.

Kids & Art Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit organization that provides free art workshops to children battling cancer, their families and others in their support circle to help the healing process and provide a sense of empowerment. Professional artists lead the workshops, which are held at treatment centers and other locations.

Volunteers are welcome, and weekly art workshops are held every Wednesday at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. For those interested in volunteering at UCSF, information is available on the Kids & Art Foundation website: 

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