Yolanda Weaver, “Ragin’ Cajun” Publicity
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation
Pleasanton, California, February 1, 2012:
Pleasanton, California: During January 2012, the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation (SJWHTF) bestowed its 100th grant which is an important milestone for any non-profit. The female recipient resides in Dublin, age 50, who is battling Breast cancer. She is unemployed. While we would like to provide more data, many recipients wish to remain private and anonymous.
General statistics on grant recipients, are as follows: The average age is 52: the youngest at 4 and the oldest at 75. Gender: Female 84%, Male 16%. City of grant recipients: Pleasanton 34%, Livermore 26%, Danville 20%, San Ramon 14% and Dublin 6%. Type of cancers: Breast 38%, Unknown 15%, Other 13%, Ovarian 10%, Lymphoma 6%, Colon or Rectal 5%, Multiple Myeloma 5%, Leukemia 4%, Lung 3%, Melanoma 1% and Endometrial 1%.
“I am going through hard times these days emotionally and physically. I am still in treatment and it seems it will never end. My life has been upside down since my diagnosis. It has been hard on my family to adjust to this new life with the scare of losing them. Life has turned 360 degrees and we are trying so hard to keep it together. The only thing that keeps me going is the wonderful service you are providing. I do not know how else I could have relieved my body from stress without your healing therapy donation towards people like me.”- Suzanne A. Additional heart felt quotes may be found under testimonials on our website.
Thanking and acknowledging our generous individual and corporate high level sponsors are:
Kings Court Level at $5,000: Valley Medical Oncology Consultants and Pacific Transformer. Jazz Band Level at $1,500: CMG Financial, Takeda California, San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Heritage Bank. Fat Tuesday Level at $750: Epic Care and Fremont Bank. Bourbon Street Level at $500: MacCorkle Insurance, Sonic Manufacturing and Amador Valley Chiropractic. Party Beads Level at $250: The Fabulous Properties
Team, Valley Real Estate Network, Sallmann, Yang, & Alameda, National Planning Corporation – Lisa Lagorio, CFP, State Farm Insurance and Renee Huber.
We are one month away from the Friday, March 2 “Ragin’ Cajun” event at the Palm Event Center at 1184 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton, California. Join us for Mardi Gras music, dancing, live & silent auctions and dinner from 6:30 pm until 11 pm. Tickets for the event are only $85 per person and event sponsorships range from $250 to $5,000. The event will be hosted by Jessica Aguirre and Mike Inouye, of NBC Bay Area news.
Music provided by Brad Kinney.
Here is a sampling of auction items:
Napa Valley Weekend Getaway: A three night getaway to Aurora Park Cottages in Calistoga for one couple. A
comfortable private cottage with B&B hospitality with breakfast delivered to your door. Tour and reserve
tasting along with expert wine-tasting notes plus $100 in complimentary wine-tasting certificates. Also, a Spa
The Golfing Sanctuary Package at CordeValle: One night of accommodation in a luxurious bungalow located hillside with view of the golf course. CordeValle is located within the Santa Cruz mountains on 1,700 acres which allows for many adventures and site-seeing. This package also includes two rounds of golf with cart rental.
Other auction items include a Bon Jovi autographed electric fender guitar signed by all band members. Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift autographed and framed 11 x 14 photos.
The Foundation’s banner will be hung over Pleasanton’s iconic city sign from Monday, February 13 through Sunday, February 19. Student and adult volunteers adorned with mardi gras beads and masks will be distributing our event postcards at 9:00 am on Saturday, February 11 and 18 near the Pleasanton Farmer’s Market and downtown streets. This may be an opportunity to provide video on community events, community
photos for your publications or the opportunity to interview the Founder, Sandra J. Wing, a Pleasanton resident.
Jamie Carolo, 16, a student in Pleasanton states her volunteer motivations, “It’s the simple fact that it benefits another person who is less fortunate. While I am young and have my health on my side, I wish to use all my energy towards making another’s life easier. Volunteering is a simple yet effective way for myself and my peers to use our resources and give back. The negative effects of cancer have always been prominent in my life, my Grandmother has gone through colon, breast and lung cancer. A best friend of mine recently beat leukemia/lymphoma, and I strive to alleviate the stress and hardships of cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.”
The mission of the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation (SJWHTF) is to provide cancer patients, during their treatment period, with financial assistance for complementary healing services.
Complementary and integrative healing therapies include: acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage, deep breathing meditation and visualization. These healing therapies can provide relief for neuropathy, anxiety, stress, aches, fatigue, nausea and pain.
The foundation originally was founded as a Charitable Fund under the Tri-Valley Community Foundation in August 2008. On August 2010, it became a 501 (c) (3) status non-profit foundation based in Pleasanton, CA. It currently has over 100 volunteers.
For more information about our upcoming event, to purchase your tickets, and to register as a sponsor visit us online at http://www.he alingtherapiesfoundation.org/ragin-cajun-2012 or call (866) 862-7270.