"Art and Healing" program impacting lives at Space Coast Cancer Center


Art collector Mike Fowler poses with an original painting by artist Matthew Livsey.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - On January 10, 2013, Mike Fowler purchased four pieces of artwork created by artist Matthew Livsey at the Space Coast Cancer Center in Titusville.  All four pieces were by a single artist Matthew Livsey.   Brevard Cultural Alliance and Space Coast Cancer Centers collaborate to provide quality art displays as a part of an “Art and Healing” program in the Titusville, Merritt Island, and Viera Facility which are enjoyed by staff and patients.

As a result of this sale, Artist Matthew Livsey will donate $120 of the purchase to the Space Coast Cancer Foundation.  Mr. Fowler was pleased to purchase the artwork and be able to support the Cancer Foundation at the same time.

The BCA has been contacted by several patients who have expressed a positive experience regarding the art at Space Coast Cancer Center.   One such instance, a patient was waiting in an exam room, nervous, apprehensive, and looked up to see a painting created by a friend of hers.   She was comforted and felt as if her friend was there at Space Coast Cancer Center, with her.

Dr. Levine and Space Coast Cancer Center has been a champion for the arts and artists in our community and sees the value of artwork in the facilities and the contribution to the healing process. 

Space Coast Cancer Foundation was established in May 2006. The mission is to assist cancer patients and their caregivers in our community with the financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.    

Space Coast Cancer Foundation provides patient transportation, direct financial assistance to help pay for pain medication, anti-nausea medication, and other support needs (wigs, scarves, hats) of cancer patients. They collaborate with Walgreen’s Pharmacy for prescriptions that are filled locally. They also assist patients without insurance by contacting pharmaceutical companies for free chemotherapy for those patients that are eligible and qualify.

Call 855.894.HOPE (4673) ask for Dawn Faust for to donate your time or money to help local cancer patients.