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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Medical Disciplines Research, Music, Neurology & Neuroscience

Mission: The Scientific Arts Foundation is committed to developing research studies that explore the benefits of creative expression from both the artist/creator’s perspective and from the recipient/observer’s perspective.  The Scientific Arts Foundation was founded in 2002 to increase the awareness and research the value of creative expression in the healing process.  The medical community has made the mind/body connection and is recognizing the spiritual/belief component to healing.  The Scientific Arts Foundation proposes that the 4th leg of the ‘healing table’ is creative expression.

Results: To increase the awareness of the SAF's philosophy of creative expression within the community, the SAF has presented workshops and presentations to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, medical groups, cancer support groups, professional organizations, and community groups.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 500-750 people per year attend presentations

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an author and educator on the use of guided imagery in the medical world, Amy's music has been phenomenal in providing a supportive foundation for many. Because it is ONLY when a person feels strong enough on the inside that they can ever then find the strength to "rebuild" ... and actually "lift" themselves up to a newer and healthier place! What better gift can any musician give but a heart that is filled with the intention to heal? Thank you Amy, for all that you do to "gift" us just that!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work within the breast cancer community in St. Louis and have had countless miraculously positive experiences with the Scientific Arts Foundation, specifically Amy Camie and her music. I will TRY to condense these experiences to specific venues. Most importantly, Amy have gifted me with CD's to put into the hands of patients struggling with the side-effects of breast cancer treatments. The stories I have heard as a result of my clients' experiences with this music is beyond profound. I have chills all over my body and tears in my eyes as I recall some of the stories...sleep achieved with the help of her music made many of my clients feel more able to move through the rest of life (motherhood, professional, wife, friend) more peacefully and feeling more 'like themselves'. Amy has presented to all of the support groups/educational programs I have ever requested. Everyone loves her and feels the spirit of her intention instantly. I've witnessed miracles within these 'presentations' as well...tears and joy too. Some women, feeling consumed by sadness or anger, felt relief as she played her music for them in person. A day after one of Amy's presentations, a woman I knew for years struggled with grief and anger said she resisted coming to the Amy's talk because she only liked the 'clinical' presentations to keep up with research, etc. She said with tears in her eyes, "I felt different after Amy played. I took her CD and played it when I got home. I cried tears that I hadn't allowed and slept more deeply than I have in years. I plan on making her music a part of my every day, thank you." With years of stories like this one accummulated in my heart, it's difficult to put into words the "experience" I've had with Amy and the Scientific Arts Foundation. I also want to note I appreciate the foundation's commitment to clinically document the effects of the music...I know that is what it will take to get it into the hands of more cancer patients and others who would benefit. As a caregiver, I use Magic Mirror and the other CD's as a way of taking care of myself.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a researcher and individual who has come to value the work that the Scientific Arts Foundation is accomplishing on a person to person level that I am amazed that cancer is still around. The director, Amy Camie is so dynamic and purpose driven that with such great energy behind the SAF efforts it seems that cancer does not stand a chance.. and when it comes to the dramatic research they are doing it seems that a cancer trouble spot "chemo brain " can be lessened significantly. My hat goes off to the effors of the SAF for their public educational seminars, low cost distribution of research music proven to reduce chemo related stress, personal intervention on a case my case basis and of course the time and talent of the director Amy Camie.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amy Camie is a living angel. We are a hospice organization, and we have all of Amy's CD and use them all the time with our patients and families. Music has always been a source of comfort and enjoyment for most people, but Amy's harp music is theraputic and holistic...the body, mind and spirit in rhythm. She made a personal visit to one of our patients who stuffed all her emotions inside. While Amy played for her, the patient had an emotional release and wailed for quite some time. Amy just continued to play. She stopped playing when the patient stopped wailing and had drifted off into a deep sleep. The patient's response to the music was a life changing experience for one of our nurses present. It touched Amy too, and was an awesome example that what she is doing at the Scientific Arts Foundation is what she needs to continue doing in the art of music and healing. Namaste Mary Magill Founder and Executive Director Alternative Hospice

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have used the music of Amy Camie personally, given her cds as gifts to my friends and included it professionally with clients in my private practice. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders. Listening to the cd New Love is not just enjoyable its therapeutic benefit has been demonstrated by research. I strongly recommend that you reward the Scientific Arts Foundation's serious work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Magic Mirror, a CD for patients going through chemotherapy to promote healing is fabulous. This is possible due to Amy Camie and the Scientific Arts Foundation. We have had great feedback from our patients abou this CD. Please recognize the fine work of this group. Sincerly, Michelle Keating RN, OCN St. John's Mercy Medical Center Cancer Information Center 314-251-6400