The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation provides $500 grants for complementary healing therapies while a patient is undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment for cancer or shortly after completing treatment. Funds are paid directly to service providers, for the following five therapies: acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage, guided/visual imagery, and deep breathing meditation.

To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Reside in Alameda County or Contra Costa County, California.
  2. Not have insurance that covers the full cost of the five therapies listed above.
  3. Have a cancer diagnosis.
  4. Be under the care of a physician for conventional cancer treatment.
  5. Be undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment for cancer at the time of application or within the past 18 months.
  6. Provide a headshot photo.
  7. Submit an application form, obtain a physician’s signature, and return the completed form to the foundation.

A physician’s signature is required to complete the application process. While obtaining the physician’s signature, it is recommended that the applicant discuss the therapy he/she is considering and ask any questions he/she may have. The physician may know about the therapy and be able to advise on its safety, use, and effectiveness.

Applicant Status Application Guide Application Form
New applicant New Guide New Application
Current beneficiary Renewal Guide Renewal Application