Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation
To Provide Relief to Tri-Valley Cancer Patients by Providing Access to Healing Therapies
November 7, 2011: Local cancer patients seeking pain relief during chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment will be the beneficiaries of a $10,000 donation made to the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, in memory of Thomas J. Faria, who passed away in September of 2009.
This donation lets the Foundation 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. The therapies help alleviate the side effects caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
“We are so appreciative of this donation,” said founder Sandra J. Wing, a dual cancer survivor. “In our first two years, we have been able to support OVER 75 cancer patients in the Tri-Valley. This grant gives us a great start toward our goal of helping even more cancer patients experience pain relief in coming years.”
Thomas J. Faria was afflicted with thyroid cancer and toward the end of his life, he directed donations to support organizations that engaged in cancer research and treatment of cancer patients.
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.
The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation raises funds throughout the year with a variety of events and activities. The group’s primary fundraiser is the Ragin’ Cajun, a dinner/dance/auction event that is held every winter. The 4th Annual Ragin’ Cajun will be held at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton on Friday, March 2, 2012. Sponsors and volunteers are sought for this festive Mardi Gras themed event.
Applications are now being accepted for 2012 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 Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is a tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, go to www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org
Contact: Donna Garrison (925)980-0273