Going through cancer treatment is a difficult experience, but 12 breast cancer patients and survivors are staying positive through the help of art therapy. These women recently attended an art therapy workshop called Driving Away Cancer, a collaboration with Texas Health Dallas and Cancer Support Community North Texas, to paint hub caps in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These beautiful works of arts will be on display at the Texas Health Dallas Cancer Center through Oct. 31.
“This is an inspirational event,” said Toya White, director of oncology at Texas Health Dallas, in a recent press release. “It’s amazing to see what they created and how it’s helping them through their journey. Art therapy is very beneficial to cancer patients. Some patients don’t like to share their stories with others, but they’re able to express themselves through art, music or exercise.”
This project was led by Sharon Zigrossi, a Dallas recycle artist, as a healing art therapy lesson and an opportunity for support. Each hubcap was painted and designed with recyclable materials such as bottle caps, acrylic gems and bits of bling.
Zigrossi is the creative force behind Blooming Hubcaps, a collection of castaway hubcaps that are painted and transformed into flowers and rays of sunshine. Her work is designed to transform trash into treasure, which is symbolic of how patients feel after they’re diagnosed with cancer and undergo treatment. The hubcaps symbolize the cancer journey.
Check out the vibrant hubcaps by visiting the Texas Health Dallas Cancer Center during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. They will be displayed on the walls for patients, caregivers and gamily to see!
The Texas Health Dallas Cancer Center offers comprehensive oncology care using the latest technology. It is focused on a multidisciplinary approach to education, support and survivorship. The center is a place for hope and healing for cancer patients and their families, and provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, Gamma Knife, imaging services, cancer risk and prevention services, a cancer support community in more. In fact, Texas Health Dallas is the first hospital in Texas with a cancer support community integrated into a cancer center and the full spectrum of cancer care.