We are extremely excited to announce a new service-arm platform for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We at the Foundation understand that body, mind and soul need to work together for the patient diagnosed with cancer. Cancer does not discriminate and will affect your physical, emotional and financial well-being. We want to fulfill the body, mind and soul aspect for our local patients and their families. In conjunction with some incredible local businesses, we have created a service-arm for the Foundation that will answer that call.
A patient diagnosed with cancer may need help with medical bills, rent, utilities, transportation and putting groceries on the table. However, an integrative wellness plan and support services combined with an oncological treatment plan could be equally critical to the patient’s successful outcome and in some cases, be more valuable than the financial assistance.
We have partnered with amazing businesses in the LBI region who are committed to offering integrative wellness plans and support services to local patients diagnosed with cancer and their families. Some of the services provided include: yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage, counseling, art therapy and childcare to name just a few. DDBCF will work with each patient, nurse navigators from Southern Ocean Medical Center and service providers to determine specific needs. There will be no costs to the patient for a defined, pre-approved period during which DDBCF will be covering the costs. A Beacon of Hope is the mantra for David’s Dream & Believe and we know that these partnerships will serve as a light to our local patients and their families.
A special thank you to Ashley Quinn from Liquid Bliss Yoga in Harvey Cedars, John and Kim Manzella from Ocean Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Manahawkin, Mary Adams from Body in Mind Massage Institute in Toms River, Taryn Parascand from Living Acupuncture & Healing Arts Center in Barnegat and Beach Haven, Jessica DiNapoli from Coastal Massage Therapy in Long Beach Island, Justine LaBatch, MA LMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist in Long Beach Island, Lisa St. Pierre from Bright Start Nursery School in Barnegat and Monica Frazer from Baker’s Acres Campground in Little Egg Harbor. We will have additional service providers joining us in the future but cannot thank this amazing group enough for wanting to partner with DDBCF to serve our local cancer community.