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RTR4C Transforming the Chemotherapy Experience

Creating Change One Room at a Time

Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo is transform ordinary chemotherapy rooms from sad and drap into bright and colorful havens. RTR4C interior designers, volunteers, and artists come together to create these tranquil spaces.

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Nancy Ballard or Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo featured on Bay Area Proud


San Francisco Woman, Saddened By Drab Chemotherapy Treatment Rooms, Starts Mission To Brighten Cancer Patients' Visits Read more.

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Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo


RTR4C is so grateful for the support of doctors, designers, musicians, politicians, volunteers, and of course the community who collectively make it possible for us to transform chemotherapy rooms into true healing environments.

Healthy Healing Spaces

We are devoted to creating positive, healing, lovely and uplifting spaces that spiritually, emotionally, and physically support those dealing with challenges to their health.

Our process is rooted in the science and psychology of holistic healing.

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Creating Rooms That Rock

By collaborating with interior designers, local vendors and facilities that provide treatment we are able to transform unimaginative often sterile spaces into vibrant, warm and peaceful environments that make a real difference for chemotherapy patients, their families, and their caregivers.

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You Make a Difference

We are able to continue our work through the generous and loving support of people like you.  RTR4C is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization operating through contributions, in-kind donations, and proceeds from fund-raising events. We do not receive state or federal funding.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Your generous and loving donation helps us continue our work to facilitate healing and comfort for those battling cancer.  Will you be a champion for their cause?

800,000+ visits / yr

Since our founding in May 2011, our transformed chemotherapy treatment facilities host over 800,000+ patient visits per year in the United States and in El Salvador.


Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo mobilizes compassionate artists, designers, and volunteers to transform chemotherapy treatment facilities into vibrant, beautiful spaces that encourage healing and hope for all who are affected by cancer. We envision a world in which all who are touched by cancer — regardless of income, geography, background, or age — have access to inspiring and hopeful chemotherapy treatment facilities that support the healing process.  Read more…



Nancy Ballard’s chemo rooms rock for over 800,000 patients a year

Even with her corporate life behind her, Jefferson Award Winner Nancy Ballard was busy enough. Her life as a master botanical illustrator, a successful writer (third book now on the way), a wife, the mother of three children now grown, and a grandmother, did not leave her wanting for activities to fill her days. She was not looking for another project. But, a project seemed to be looking for her. And grab her it did.