This signature event raises funds for integrative medicine and supportive services at Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center, allowing patients to access them free of charge. These services include rides to treatment; post-treatment exercise programs; restorative sessions of massage, reiki, yoga and reflexology; and grants for non-medical expenses
Paint the Town Pink, held annually in October, stresses the importance of screening and early detection and spreads the word about the comprehensive breast care services available in the community. A month-long calendar of events includes the annual Girlfriends Luncheon, which raises funds for breast care for uninsured and underinsured low income patients patients.
The Clinical Trials Program offers patients access to many of the same studies found at the nation’s major cancer centers, but closer to home. With community support, the research team offers an increased number of innovative studies. Hundreds of cancer patients are currently receiving care on a clinical trial at the Bennett Cancer Center.
Created in memory of Lauren Leslie, a teenager with Ewing’s Sarcoma, the fund honors Lauren’s passion for poetry and painting, which she expressed at the Bennett Cancer Center’s art therapy program. The Lauren Fund has grown to support music therapy, nutritional counseling, social work and other valuable services, all free of charge as a direct result of donations.
Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center opened more than 28 years ago and soon became a place for hope and healing. The cancer center is committed to providing the highest level of compassionate care for our community. Hope in Motion is a year-round fundraising initiative to help ensure that we meet this commitment.
Our community supports Hope in Motion in various ways including direct donations and participating in special events including our signature events— the Walk and Paint the Town Pink.
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