The Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program has been presented with a generous $2000 grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation, a public charity serving Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.
The grant was presented in response to an application submitted as part of the organization’s 2020 Impact Polk competition, and was distributed from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
Sam’s Club located at 4600 US Hwy 98 N. in North Lakeland has also presented the Arts in Medicine program with a grant of $500 in response to their exceptional work within the community.
Housed in the Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center at 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland, the Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine program offers all forms of the expressive arts - including creative activities such as watercolor painting, origami, and mosaics - for cancer patients, caregivers and family members at the Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center. Research shows that these creative outlets reduce anxiety, and create an environment that is more conducive to healing.
These generous grants will allow the AIM program to continue to serve the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers by funding additional supplies, resources and initiatives.
For more information on the Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine program, and to learn how you can volunteer or donate to their cause, visit WatsonClinic.com/AIM.