Sandra Wing established the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation in 2008 after completing treatment for both uterine and ovarian cancer. During her treatment, Sandra discovered that acupuncture, acupressure, guided/visual imagery, deep breathing meditation, and therapeutic massage provided both physical and mental relief. As a complement to chemotherapy, these healing therapies served as an integral part of her recovery. Sandra was then inspired to start the foundation to make these same healing therapies more accessible and thereby help relieve the suffering of people undergoing treatment for cancer. After carrying out this mission for 15 years, the time has come for Sandra to retire and the foundation to close.
The foundation granted more than $1.1 million to people with cancer in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. In total, we awarded 2,293 grants, which corresponds to approximately 16,000 sessions of healing therapies for our beneficiaries. It has been an honor to serve people with cancer in our community for the past 15 years. We thank our donors, volunteers, service providers, and other community supporters for joining us in this mission and making this work possible.