Join Us in Supporting the 15th Anniversary of Reid’s Ride!
Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance – Altering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults.
The ‘Mission’ and ‘Vision’ of the AYA Cancer Alliance –
Mission – “To help others achieve two goals that Reid could not attain before his premature death, those being: a) to attend the college of his choice; and b) to survive cancer. To this end, the mission of the Alliance is to provide a fundraising and educational organization from which to promote scholarship, medical research, and other benevolent purposes that, directly or indirectly, correlate with the values, ambitions, and life of Reid Sacco.”
Vision – “To one day be regarded as an organization that has effectively provided pivotal funding and/or the impetus for having found a cure or effective long-term treatment for the sarcomas and other cancers that primarily affect adolescents and young adults. Our dream is to awake one day to the realization that these cancers have become routinely curable. ”
You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donating, and cheering on cyclists along the route.
Come to the finish line at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 21st and meet Sacco Family, the ‘force’ behind Reid’s Ride.
Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends, volunteers and cyclists. 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.
STOP By 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! https://www.firstgiving.com/event/Reidsride/2019
The ‘Dream Team’ has included (Past and Present) – Cyclists: Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, Mike Chamness and Sandy Skinner; Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers: Acupuncturist Eugenia Lai, LicAc. MA.;Massage Therapists: Grace Conway LCMT from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes RMT, LCMT, from HarmonySquared, Marlee Nelson LCMT, Christine Misiano LCMT from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,); Reiki Providers: Ethel Haddix, Justine Hardy, Diana Whitten, Nikki Fleenor, Suzanne Sweeney, Energize Body and Mind), Nancy Earabino LPN, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Jean Wash RN, RM, and Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Dreamtime Wellness; Donors: Carol Ramirez, Mike Chamness, Dr. Christopher Chamness, Pole’s Hill and Anonymous, Jody Huffcut, and Angel Cacciola. ‘Basket of Wellness’ Gifts and Gift Certificate Donors: Suzanne Panarese LicAc, Kathy Madden LCMT, Suzanne Sweeney Optimal Wellness Cookbook, Karen Pischke (Reiki, Hypnosis); Jess Winn (Natural hair products from Salon Bogart); and Volunteers: Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill, Kathy Hitchcock and Jessica Winn. For which we are most grateful!
Thank you to all the participants of this and past year’s ‘Dream Team, in memory of Reid and our friend and colleague, Tina Ketchopulos’
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 ‘Dream Team‘ 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,” “sleep better,” and some report “a greater sense of hope.'”
Try Reiki; Monthly Community Reiki Share. ‘Gy donation’ in a safe, supportive environment with experienced providers.
- Manchester Community Center. Manchester-by-the-Sea. ‘1st Tuesdays,’ August 6th is Next Reiki Share. Register in Advance by calling 978-283-4258 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Walk-ins’ accommodated as we are able.
Private Reiki, Hypnotherapy Sessions and Reiki Training are offered our Dreamtime Wellness at the Lake office, in the Saltonstall Mansion on Suntaug Lake, Peabody MA.
Home/Hospital/Hospice Reiki Sessions are also Available – Contact Us for Details – 978-283-4258 or email: email@example.com.
~ 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 and Instagram.
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