Smith Center for Healing and the Arts works with the human experience of cancer that conventional medicine often doesn't address. Caregiver and patient support groups, workshops on stress reduction, and classes in poetry, art, and journal writing offer the opportunity for self-expression; restful Cancer Retreats let patients and caregivers explore a range of resources for healing and relaxation. On site and by phone, trained Patient Navigators work with cancer patients one-on-one, empowering them to take a more active role in their care and well-being through education, resources, and emotional support. Deeply committed to serving all DC residents, Smith Center also offers programs for low-income, at-risk, minority, and young adult cancer survivor populations, all at no or low cost. In all, it provides cancer support services to 1,500 people each year. Another 3,000 community members visit the centerís Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, which is dedicated to exhibiting fine art that explores the innate connection between healing and creativity. A two-time Susan G. Komen Foundation award winner, Smith Center deserves your generous support.