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Manila - In a heartwarming collaboration between Let's Spread Love, Open Arms Group, the City of Manila, and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila, the "BEHAPPY Art Therapy for Kids Battling Cancer" event recently took place, bringing immeasurable smiles, joy, and hope to the young patients at Pediatric General Hospital (PGH) and National Children's Hospital (NCH). This initiative aimed to provide art therapy as a means of healing and uplifting spirits for children facing the challenges of cancer.

The event, held at both PGH and NCH, witnessed an outpouring of love, compassion, and creativity. Children were given the opportunity to engage in various art activities, allowing them to express their emotions, unleash their imagination, and find solace through the therapeutic power of art. Volunteers, artists, and professionals in the field of art therapy provided guidance and support, creating a safe and nurturing environment for the participants.

The collaboration between Let's Spread Love, Open Arms Group, the City of Manila, and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila showcased the community's unwavering commitment to the well-being of these courageous young fighters. Their joint effort aimed to bring a moment of respite and happiness amidst the challenging journey of battling cancer.


The City of Manila, under the leadership of Mayor Dra. Honey Lacuna, has consistently emphasized the importance of holistic care and support for its residents, especially those facing health adversities. Partnering with various organizations and stakeholders, the city government remains dedicated to uplifting the spirits of its constituents, particularly the most vulnerable.

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila recognized the therapeutic value of art and its ability to positively impact emotional well-being. By incorporating art therapy into the lives of these young patients, the department contributed to their healing process, providing them with a creative outlet for self-expression and emotional release.

The success of the "BEHAPPY Art Therapy for Kids Battling Cancer" event would not have been possible without the collective efforts of the organizers, volunteers, and partners. The event left an indelible mark on the lives of the participating children, their families, and the dedicated healthcare professionals who witnessed the transformative power of art therapy.

The City of Manila, Let's Spread Love, Open Arms Group, and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported and contributed to the success of the event. The initiative embodies the spirit of unity, compassion, and resilience, reminding us all of the importance of supporting one another during challenging times.


The impact of the "BEHAPPY Art Therapy for Kids Battling Cancer" event will continue to resonate long after its conclusion. The smiles, laughter, and newfound hope generated through this heartwarming initiative serve as a testament to the strength and resilience of these young patients.

As the City of Manila and its partners continue to prioritize the well-being of its residents, events like this reaffirm their commitment to creating a nurturing and inclusive community. Through collective efforts and unwavering support, Manila strives to bring joy, hope, and healing to those who need it the most.

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