PREVENTION MAGAZINE – HEALTH HERO: DIANE BROWN

Prevention Magazine — June 1, 2004

Before his cancer treatment, a boy sat mesmerized by videos of flamingos projected on a hospital wall. After radiation, he ran back to see the next animal and was delighted to spot a tiger. Contemporary artwork inspires patients and staff in 13 East Coast medical facilities thanks to New York-based RxArt. Founder Diane Brown, 60, plans to deliver works to other regions in the next 2 years. “The boy watching the animals forgot he was in the hospital,” she says, “That’s the whole point.”