#FIGHTINGCANCERWITHHOPE
JEWELRY WORKSHOPS
FOR PATIENTS


Feel Beautiful Today works directly with cancer patients and their caregivers by providing programs at local hospitals and cancer centers, cancer support groups, and rehab centers for patients and family members. Whether the patient is hospitalized or just waiting for treatment for the day, we provide a calm atmosphere where they can focus on creativity and beauty rather than their health concerns or situation. With over 15 designs to select from, patients can redirect their thoughts towards a creative process that is both easy and meaningful. 
A $30.00 donation sponsors one patient at one of our workshops.

  1. Workshops at clinical settings
    Workshops at clinical settings
    What research is showing more and more is that patients who participate in art programs during their illness experience relaxation during the activity, lower levels of anxiety, and an increased good mood.
  2. Working directly with cancer patients at infusion rooms, radiation centers and support groups.
    Working directly with cancer patients at infusion rooms, radiation centers and support groups.
    Our programs provide a voice for healing, a decrease in anxiety, a feeling of accomplishment, and the reminder that they are not alone.
  3. Healing Arts
    Healing Arts
    Our programs allows patients to escape the reality of cancer in a healthy way and provides a space for community with other cancer patients. We offer this program to in-patient and out-patient facilities, radiation units, and support groups. For us, to see the physical transformation on patients’ faces and in their body language speaks volumes to how powerful Arts in Health programs can be. As Feel Beautiful Today’s founder Biviana Franco states, “As long as there is a need for patients to experience healing through art, that is where we will be”, and as an organization we cannot wait to bring this program to more patients.
HOPE CREATES

Hope Creates was developed as a way for patients to participate in a positive, creative activity even when FBT can’t visit their hospital or treatment center. They’ll create a beautiful European-style leather bracelet with carefully selected beads. It is a wonderful way for patients to spend time on something that symbolizes hope, love, and encouragement. A short video with a simple process is provided to build one of our 8 beautiful designs. 
A $30.00 donation sponsors one of our Hope Creates programs for one patient. 




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  1. Hope Creates
    Hope Creates
    Hope Creates is a new program born from our desire to provide a positive and creative activity to cancer patients even when FBT cannot be at their locations. It’s a response to a need, and our way to always support and collaborate with treatment centers. With this program, we hope to offer a beautiful and simple way for patients to get creative and discover the amazing feeling that a positive activity can bring to their day.
  2. Art As a Way to Hea.l
    Art As a Way to Hea.l
    Hope Creates can be a reminder to each patient that love, a genuine smile, creativity, beauty and good memories are a start to healing.
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    Add Your Title Here
    This program is specially designed to cater to the unique needs of cancer patients and allows them to participate at whatever level is comfortable.
THROUGH MY WINDOW


Created to address real problems in the healthcare industry, Through My Window is tailored specifically for cancer patients, keeping their weaknesses and disabilities due to treatment in mind. This patient-initiated program provides creative activities such as mixed media, coloring, painting, embellishment and writing to help relieve the boredom onset by lengthy hospital stays and provide an outlet for emotional release and exploration. Patients have 5 designs to select from and are provided a short video demonstrating the simple process to create their own unique piece. A $30.00 donation sponsors one of our Through My Window programs for one patient.  


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  1. Listen to the beautiful and inspirational story of LUNA
    Passive and Active Art Programs.
    Through My Window is a program that was developed with the intention of encouraging expression through using different passive and active techniques. We also hope you feel more creative and comfortable using a few simple art tools and materials.
  2. Arts in Health Programs
    Arts in Health Programs
    There is a growing body of research pointing to the physiological, mental, and emotional benefits of creating art. Participating in an activity that stimulates flow, a state of complete concentration on the work at hand, not only activates a relaxation response but excretes dopamine in the brain. Improved mood and decreased anxiety can result in better responses to traditional treatment and shorter hospital stays.
HOPE REIGNS

Created by Feel Beautiful Today to recognize the warrior in every patient, this program provides a tangible memory as patients finish their radiation and chemotherapy treatments. It is the acknowledgment of strength, perseverance and hope.  
A $8.00 donation sponsors 1 Hope Reigns bell per patient. 



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LOVE LETTERS


This program is tailored specifically for cancer patients, keeping their weaknesses and disabilities due to treatment in mind. Love Letters focuses on embellishment and design, allowing the patient to create 3 beautiful handmade cards to help relieve the anxiety and stress experienced during lengthy hospital stays. It also provides an outlet for emotional release and exploration. A $30.00 donation sponsors one of our Love Letters programs for
one patient. ​





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THE WARRIOR WITHIN
Displayed in hospitals and cancer centers, this exhibit serves as a way to share a message and express feelings that would otherwise never be understood. It is a way to display the beauty behind every patient while exposing the reality of their situation. It redefines beauty and humanizes the cancer experience. A $1,800 donation sponsors a Warrior Within Exhibit featuring 12 to 15 patients.  
  1. The Warrior Within
    The Warrior Within
    It is a way to tell a story through a picture, where the words come to life as opposed to remaining emotionless. This exhibit serves as a way to share a message and express feelings that would otherwise never be understood. It is a way to display the beauty behind every patient while exposing the reality of their situation.
  2. The warrior Within
    The warrior Within
    This exhibit will serve as reminder to each patient that cancer cannot and should not define them as a human being. We also aim to help patients view their journey as a way to grow learn, inspire, and share wisdom.
  3. The Warrior Within
    The Warrior Within
    This program empowers and encourages the patient in their current situation by making them the center of attention. It serves as a constant reminder of how beautiful they are as well as an opportunity to redefine the concept of beauty. To support this program as a sponsor or a fotographer please contact us at [email protected] or call 770.757.1188
LUNA

Patients' needs to participate in creative activities without the help of facilitators became increasingly evident to FBT the more we served in hospitals and cancer centers. Because our Jewelry Workshops for Patients program has a two hour window and limited resources, many patients who wished to participate in FBT’s workshops could not. Thus, Luna was born. Luna is our Arts in Health programs for kids and teens and is a total, encompassing program that meets a young patient's multifaceted needs without the necessity of facilitation. A $30.00 donation sponsors one of our Luna programs for one patient. 
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    Add Your Title Here
    Through My Window and Luna represent a total, encompassing program of active art and passive art techniques that meet the multifaceted needs a patient possesses.
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    Add Your Title Here
    An upbeat tune that reminds patients to keep their head up in the midst of difficulty.
BAGS OF HOPE

This program helps cancer patients who are currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. We deliver Bags of Hope free of charge. A perfect gift to help encourage patients, our bags include a blanket, sports bottle, lip moisturizer, hand sanitizer, tissues, magnifier, coloring cards, markers and a message from another cancer patient all in a reusable, beautiful bag. A $30.00 donation sponsors one of our Bags of Hope for one patient. 

  1. Bags of Hope
    Bags of Hope
    FBT knows that when patients wait for hours for their radiation and chemotherapy treatments, they can be cold, bored and scared. This is the reason we created our Bags of Hope program! Each bag contains a warm blanket, sports bottle, lip balm, hand sanitizer, magnifier, coloring cards, colored pencils and a note of encouragement all inside a beautiful reusable bag. A beautiful and simple way to let the patients know just we care!
  2. Bags of Hope
    Bags of Hope
    Your company can help us put together and sponsor Bags of Hope. Your logo will be included inside the bag.
  3. Bags of Hope
    Bags of Hope
BOXES OF LOVE
Boxes of Love is an outreach program available to those wishing to share hope with women and children affected by cancer. Regardless of age, race or nationality, anyone with willing hands and an open heart can be part of our service project that gives back to the local community. At a Boxes of Love event participants will make a beautiful bracelet as well as paint a special box that will be delivered to a cancer patient at one of our 13 local hospitals and cancer centers. A $25.00 donation sponsors one of our Boxes of Love for one patient. 
  1. Boxes of Love
    Boxes of Love
    Boxes of Love is a program available to those wishing to share love and hope through the creation of handcraft jewelry that we then donate to women and children affected by cancer. This opportunity is given to everyone without regard to age, race, or nationality. Anyone with willing hands and an open heart can be part of a service project that gives back to our local community.
  2. Your Group or Company Can Help Sponsor & Create our Boxes of Love
    Your Group or Company Can Help Sponsor & Create our Boxes of Love
    Each kit is lovingly compiled in advance, presented in a format that is easy to use, with guides to follow for the bracelets, and helpful volunteers throughout the process. A small donation of $25 covers the cost of materials for each bracelet and box. All of the funds directly support the cost of materials. If friends or family members are unable to attend, they may sponsor the making of a bracelet in advance. After, Feel Beautiful Today donates the Boxes of Love to the local cancer centers where we serve.
  3. Be Love in Action
    Be Love in Action
    Individuals and businesses can sponsor a community event and give back to many patients affected by cancer that are in need of encouragement. Consider bringing hope while sharing in this special time with those you love.