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Healing through art and movement therapy

The main purpose of Images of Hope El Dorado is to provide Healing Arts to support all people on the Western Slope of El Dorado County affected by Cancer or other Traumas.

We are committed to providing the connection between art and movement therapy and supportive services that aid in the healing process for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer or other traumas.

Images of Hope El Dorado is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 20-2230822) and our fiscal agent is the El Dorado Community Foundation

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What We Do

How we do it

Our work is made possible through fundraising efforts, including donations and special events. These events and gatherings also serve to raise awareness of cancer and cancer screening.

Annual Fundraiser

Held in June of each year at Rainbow Orchards, each event features a different theme. At the event, the banners for Banners on Parade make their debut before installation on Main Street in Placerville. The event features music, food & wine, art, and more.

2024 Event Photos

Pink in the Night

Pink in the Night is a month-long cancer awareness campaign in October. It includes El Dorado County businesses illuminating their storefronts with strands of pink lights (provided by Images of Hope), symbolizing the community’s united fight against cancer.

Images of Hope will also install a piece of “All Colors All Cancers” themed artwork downtown at the Bell Tower designed and fabricated by Andrew Vonderschmitt.

Make sure you come downtown during October 2024 to see the pink lights, the pink ribbons, and the art installation at the Bell Tower!

Our People

Board of Directors

Wendy Goossen

Founder & Board President

Wendy Goossen

Bill robinson

Board Member & Vice President

Bill Robinson

Mary Bist

Board Member & Secretary

Mary Bist

Paul zappettini

Board Member & Treasurer

Paul Zappettini


Board Member

Trish Bist

Christa Campbell

Board Member

Christa Campbell

Board Member

Norma Echabarne

Carrie Mitchel, Board Member

Board Member

Carrie Mitchell

Suzie Quinnell

Board Member

Suzie Quinnell

Cathie urquhart

Board Member

Cathie Urquhart

Andrew vonderschmitt

Board Member

Andrew Vonderschmitt

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