Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance – Altering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults.
AYA Cancer Alliance Mission –bring better care and treatments to each and every adolescent and young adult battling cancer so that each is given the chance to survive and thrive. Changing the way adolescents and young adults with cancer are treated, one patient at a time if need be.
You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donate, cheering on cyclists along the route, or Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 15th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –
Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends and volunteers. A wonderful group of organizers and participants for this 28-Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.
So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.
Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 8:3O a.m. – 12 noon.
- Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
- Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, Sonos products, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
- Stop by the Dream Team ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!
The ‘Dream Team’ – What began as one Reiki Provider in 2O11 at the request of Tina Ketchopulos, has grown to include more Volunteers, Wellness Providers and Cyclists!
This Year’s ‘Dream Team’ includes – Cyclists (Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, and Sandy Skinner), Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers Massage Therapists (Grace Conway from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes from HarmonySquared, Christine Misiano from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,) Reiki Providers ( Ethel Haddix, Nikki Fleenor, Karen Pischke, Suzanne Sweeney), Donors (Pole’s Hill and Anonymous) and Volunteers (Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill and Kathy Hitchcock). Thank you to all the participants of this year’s ‘Dream Team!’
To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to “Donations” .
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
The ‘DreamTeam‘ Wellness Tent. We will be at Stage Park offering brief sessions of integrative therapies (massage, reflexology, and reiki) on Sunday, July 16th 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Us or Donate! For More Information About the ‘DreamTeam’ and the Wellness Tent – Phone 978-283-4258 or Email email@example.com.
Integrative Oncology – To learn more about therapies offered in ‘Integrative Oncology’ (incorporating complementary therapies that have been shown to be safe and effective, with conventional medicine as supportive care and symptom management). – National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Some specific articles –
- Integrative Oncology : Best of Both Worlds
- NIH Introduction to Reiki:
- The effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attending a day oncology and infusion services unit.
Integrative Oncology – In my role as the RN/Reiki Provider at Cancer Centers (North Shore Medical Center, Mass General, Tufts Medical Center), I have heard first-hand patient reports regarding receiving Integrative Therapies during cancer treatment. They often report they: “feel better,” “cope better,” and some report “a greater sense of hope.'”
Try Reiki, ‘by donation’ in a safe, supportive environment with experienced providers –
- Manchester Community Center. Manchester-by-the-Sea. ‘1st Tuesdays,’ August 7th. Register in Advance – 978-283-4258, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rose Baker Senior Center. Gloucester MA. ‘3rd Fridays.’ Register in Advance – 978-281-9765
Private Reiki Sessions, Home/Hospital/Hospice Reiki Sessions are also Available – Contact Us for Details – email@example.com, 978-283-4258.
~ HOPE Never Stops ~
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us, in the dreariest and most dreaded moments, can see a possibility of hope.” ~ Maya Angelou
~ Honoring and supporting those in treatment. ~
… With Gratitude.
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Registered Nurse, Integrative Nurse Consultant, Author, Researcher, Speaker, Photographer, Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body & Spirit. Find us on Facebook –
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