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WCF Arts in Medicine Program Receives Grant from GiveWell Community Foundation


The Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program has been presented with a generous grant in the amount of $4,120.00 from the GiveWell Community Foundation, a charitable organization that addresses community needs throughout Polk County.

The grant was presented in response to an application submitted as part of the organization’s 2021 Impact Polk competition, and was distributed from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.

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.

“This meaningful grant will allow the AIM program to continue to serve the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers by funding additional supplies, resources and initiatives,” said Arts in Medicine Coordinator Tiffany Van Wieren. “Through their support, the GiveWell Community Foundation will make an indelible impact on many lives.”

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

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