News Headlines Article

Mountain View’s El Camino Hospital Cancer Center’s brighter walls help patients heal
The Mercury News

Offering light amid gloom, freshly painted forests of birch trees adorn the once-bland walls of El Camino Hospital Cancer Center.

The art — soothing and serene — is an effort by 25 volunteer artists, organized by the nonprofit Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo, to ease the wrenching experience of malignant disease.

“The beauty will add some smiles and comfort, to make you feel more at home, on a scary journey,” said San Carlos breast cancer patient Amanda Cardenas, 35, who completed 12 rounds of chemotherapy at the hospital last week.