Walk L.A.

Walk of Fame

Welcome to Team Expressive Arts & Therapies Walk L.A. page! We are excited to be part of the inaugural Walk L.A. in support of the mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Expressive Arts & Therapies Department.

At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, bandages, medicines and compassionate clinicians are not the only things relied upon for patients to heal. At the Mark Taper and Johnny Mercer Artists Program, we also use paint, clay, musical instruments and poems to heal the whole child. To do this, we rely on art, dance, drama, music and expressive arts therapies.

By serving the whole child, instead of just their symptoms of illness or injury, we help our patients achieve better health outcomes. Through art and music, we help them alleviate anxiety, provide psychological support and offer creative outlets for self-expression.

Unlike the traditional art and recreation programs found in many hospitals, our artists program is an innovative model that brings together local artists, performers, and teachers with registered and certified Expressive Arts Therapists to meet the diverse needs of our patient population. This multidisciplinary approach offers our patients something beyond diversionary arts and crafts projects. All the while, young participants in the program are nurturing a life-long appreciation for the arts

 The Expressive Arts & Therapies Department is 100% philanthropically funded and we survive on donations from the generosity of our community. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

•Join our Team at Walk L.A. and create your own fundraising page

•Donate to a Team Member using the list at the right and help us reach our fundraising goal. Please direct funds to the Music and Art Therapy Program

I hope you’ll join us at the walk and help support our fundraising efforts with a donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount, great or small, will be greatly appreciated and will help us create hope and build healthier futures for the families of Southern California and beyond. 

Thank you!

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