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transforming rooms for cancer

rooms that rock 4 chemo, el salvador

What We Do

We work with interior designers and hospitals/clinics that provide chemotherapy, Our custom-designed rooms host over 713 ,000 patient visits per year in ten facilities and 99 rooms in the USA and San Salvador in El Salvador

We Began  with a simple philanthropic gesture, Nancy Linebarger Ballard offered to donate her botanical paintings to the dreary chemotherapy rooms in Dr. Hufford’s San Francisco medical office. Dr. Hufford was overjoyed with the artistic gifts of generosity, yet she saw a much bigger future for the project.

In an effort to revamp the chemotherapy rooms in their entirety, Nancy reached out to twenty local interior designers for their professional aid. Within three days, six designers had reacted enthusiastically, volunteering their time and creative efforts for the first RTR4C Project. Since then, talented teams of room revamping designers have been transforming bland spaces into vibrant, warm and colorful environments that evoke positive vibes into the dreary circumstances often experienced in these treatment rooms. These rooms have been completed and are highlighted on our website.

transforming rooms for cancer

Our Lovely Sponsors

Behr Paint                       Cutting Edge Stencils                       Giants Baseball                      art.com

transforming rooms for cancer

What's New?

Join us in the Bleachers at AT&T Park to celebrate the ROCKING of St. Mary's Hospital Chemotherapy Unit, our 16th RoomsThatRock4Chemo Project

SF Giants Tickets, RTR4C fundraiserA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with our Official Sponsor, The San Francisco Giants --who will help us ROCK this space-- Dignity Health with St. Mary's Hospital and Nancy Linebarger Ballard --Founder/ED of RTR4C-- will take place at home plate on the Field at 6:30pm. A 3-minute video will be shown on the megatron highlighting the beautification of the rooms at St. Mary's.

Center Field Bleacher Section 144
Cost: $50 per ticket.
Doors open at 5pm.
Game starts at 7:05pm.

CLICK to purchase tickets online
Once payment is received, tickets will be mailed to you.

$17 per ticket is tax deductible.
Tax ID# 46-2777062

We hope you can join us at this “sweet sixteen” celebration!

Please consider a donation if you are not able to attend.

RTR4C + SF Giants Gear Now Available!

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RTR4C Ambassador Board

Our Ambassador Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to supporting RTR4C through fundraising and advocacy activities. This board assists the Executive Board, Executive Director, and Staff by acting as ambassadors for RTR4C, creating awareness for the cause through volunteerism, fundraising and serving as role model community leaders. We are looking for young professionals, ages 25-40, with expertise in: Technology, Healthcare, Bio-Tech, Banking, Retail, Graphic/Web Design, Food and Beverage/Restaurant industry, Marketing/Public Relations. If you are interested, please apply online here.

We have many exciting projects coming our way:

Project #13
Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA will receive a RoomsThatRock4Chemo transformation of their 10th Floor Chemotherapy Unit the weekend of April 25, 26 and 27, 2014.

Project #14
RoomsThatRock4Chemo will transform the UC Barrett Hospital in Cincinnati's Chemotherapy Unit the weekend of April 10-12, 2014.

Project #15
St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, CA will receive a transformation of their Chemotherapy Unit by RoomsThatRock4Chemo with a little help from our sponsor, the San Francisco Giants the weekend of May 16-18, 2014.

San Francisco Giants Home Game
RoomsThatRock4Chemo will be honored along with Dignity Health at AT&T Park by the San Francisco Giants at their home game on May 24th. Please plan on attending and rock with us.

Contact us for donation, volunteer and fund raising opportunities.


Our SF General Hospital Project was amazing as was our Dedication Ceremony on Friday, November 15th.

We had over 90 volunteers throughout the weekend, a record for RTR4C. And, they were from all walks of life which makes it so special. Our project was dedicated to Nicholas Sommerfield who in 2003 at age six, was hit in a cross walk. He died at SF General and his father spent many days there recovering from major injuries to his body, mind and spirit. His father, brother Colin (now 13)and step brother Aiden (4) contributed to the underwater wonderland mural; the beach was always special to Nicholas.The Sommerfield Family is forever grateful and father and son found true healing in the hands-on painting of the mural in Nicky’s Room (the waiting room).
I know the hospital staff is happy with the results as the patients are able to find a tiny bit of hope and beauty in each room. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to present San Francisco General Hospital with the transformation of the Chemotherapy Unit on 4C and look forward to rocking more rooms in the coming year.