Receives $10,000 Grant
To Help Tri Valley Cancer Patients Access Healing Therapies
Local cancer patients seeking pain relief during chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment will be the beneficiaries of a new $10,000 Kaiser Permanente grant awarded to the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.
This award will enable the Foundation to provide immediate relief to at least 10 cancer patients in the Tri Valley by helping them pay for complementary therapies – such as therapeutic massage, acupressure, acupuncture, deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and/or visual imagery sessions – during their cancer treatments. These therapies are typically not covered by insurance.
“We are so thankful for this Kaiser grant. Every day, we hear stories from cancer patients about how much healing therapies helped get them through their chemotherapy and radiation treatments,” said founder Sandra J. Wing, a dual cancer survivor. “In our first year, we supported 24 cancer patients. This grant is such a wonderful gift as we begin our second year, and gives us a great start toward our goal of helping even more cancer patients experience pain relief.”
To be eligible for a Foundation grant, applicants must be diagnosed with cancer; under the care of a physician; undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment; reside in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, or Danville; and not have medical insurance which covers the complementary service(s) they desire.
Applications are now being accepted for 2010 grants. Interested applicants can apply online at www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org or call (866) 862-7270 for an application. Friends, family members, and caregivers are encouraged to help the patient complete the application.
The Foundation is supported by donations to the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Charitable Fund, a component fund of the Tri-Valley Community Foundation, a tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, go to www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org.