DDBCF SERVICE ARM
We are proud to have partnered with amazing local businesses to offer a Service Arm focused on integrative wellness plans and support services for local families affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Please take a moment to learn more about our incredible service providers who have joined us as #ABeaconOfHope.
Audre Lorde once said, “Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.” A cancer diagnosis brings imbalance to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual being. It can cause disharmony with one’s self, family, friends and work. We can never fully prepare for this experience; but we can be ready to address it in every way possible. Chinese Medicine has been shown to support the body’s immune and circulatory systems, strengthen the digest tract, promote restorative sleep, decrease pain and manage stress levels. It is an empowering adjunctive therapy to facilitate the body’s own natural healing potentials. When you are going through chemotherapy or radiation, it can keep your body strong so you can get through your treatments and have less adverse side effects. We are advocates for your health and are here to help you in your journey. One can restore balance even while having cancer when we have the love and support of community. A special thank you to DDBCF for allowing us this opportunity.
Body in Mind Massage Institute is honored to partner with David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation to bring Massage for Cancer Recovery to our community. Cancer does not have to define us or our lives. The healing power of touch can help us take control of the “dis-ease.” The benefits of touch can facilitate the healing process. Massage for relief from cancer symptoms requires medical clearance, is gentle, no deep work will be done, and is offered only by Licensed Massage Therapists specifically trained, and at least 48 hours after chemotherapy treatments. Cancer Massage provides relaxation, stress reduction, comfort, helps begin the healing process, improves quality of life, minimizes chemotherapy and radiation side effects, relieves pain and edema, restores vital energy, helps reduce fatigue, promotes removal of toxins, increases oxygen/blood flow/circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces scar tissue, increases range or motion and mobility, stimulates all the body systems towards healing, helps improve body image and overall confidence in the healing process, provides a safe space to relax, let go and re-balance. The healing power of compassionate touch reaches more than the physical body. It is a sharing of “life force” energy — a vehicle for rejuvenation, which serves to reconnect body, mind and spirit. Body in Mind Massage Institute, looks forward to helping people on their healing journey and is thrilled to be on the David’s Dream and Believe team. Namaste’ ~ Mary Adams
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Coastal Massage Therapy with 15 years of experience in therapeutic massage. I’m the daughter of a chiropractor and grew up in a household in which health and wellness were a huge priority. Massage therapy is a passion of mine and I truly feel on many levels like it is what I was born to do.
Shortly after graduating from massage school in 2001, I lost my father to cancer. Having witnessed first-hand how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be to a family, it is deeply personal for me to be involved with this foundation. I feel privileged to serve and stand alongside those whose lives have been affected in some way by this disease.
Massage can be an extremely beneficial tool throughout the cancer journey while helping to restore feelings of peace and contentment. We feel very fortunate to be a small part of this foundation.
At Living Acupuncture and Healing Arts Center LLC, we strive to provide our patients with a natural, effective approach to treating the root cause of their ailment. Our practice promotes holistic healing from within while encouraging stress reduction in a safe and gentle environment. We take the whole person into consideration while we help them through the process of healing, whether it is mind, body, or spirit using acupuncture, Eastern nutrition, and Qi Gong where needed.
It is an honor and privilege to work with David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. By partnering with this incredible organization, we are able to further our collaborative mission to bring treatment and relief to those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Being able to contribute to such a tremendous movement is what really brings a deeper meaning to the authenticity of David’s organization. We are so thankful to be able to be a part of something so pure and real.
It is an honor to be a behavioral health provider for David’s Dream Foundation. Since beginning my training and practice as a Marriage & Family Therapist and Art Therapist in 2002 in California, I have strived to help support adults, families and children to highlight and access their strengths as they navigate life’s challenges. As a practitioner at Justine LaBatch, LLC I have found when a solution-focused model is utilized, clients feel empowered and supported. One of the benefits of my practice is that it is mobile. Beside offering well-appointed private therapy offices which includes art, sand tray and traditional talk therapy spaces I am also able to bring my mobile art therapy office to patients and families with challenges attending our private practice.Through strength-based modalities the practice aims to enable our families to gain trust and success in their relationships. Individual, parent-child and family art therapy helps to increase self esteem, positive family communications and resiliency as well as foster greater emotional intimacy. Researchers have found clients develop empowerment by receiving affirmation from others, by constructing a positive sense of self, by developing their own goals, and by co-constructing solutions to their problems. I believe that a positive approach to challenges brought up in therapy, as well as all aspects of life, is the most effective way to treat ailments of the mind, spirit, body and relationships. As a result, our practice goals and objectives mesh well with the David’s Dream Foundation both emphasizing focusing on the preferred outcome with support, respect and care through positive visualization.
Seeds for Success Nutrition Counseling
Suzanne L. Seniscalchi MS, RDN, CDE
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”- Hippocrates
A cancer diagnosis can bring about a scary time filled with many questions, some of which may be about nutrition and diet. “What can I eat if I don’t have much of an appetite?” ” What is the best diet to fight cancer?” “Is it ok to eat sugar?” These are just a few of the many questions I have been asked while helping patients as well as by my own family members faced with a cancer diagnosis. While diet alone may not be able to cure cancer, I do believe that it plays a vital role in cancer treatment and prevention.
I feel deeply honored and excited to serve as a partner with David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation to provide nutrition counseling services to oncology patients. I will help guide patients through evidence based guidelines and help them find a nutrition plan that will work for them based on their beliefs and lifestyle.
The Learning Experience of Manahawkin is a family centered organization with
strong ties to our local community. We are thrilled to partner with David’s Dream
and Believe Cancer Foundation to offer childcare to families battling cancer. We
believe that these families should be surrounded with love and support. Parents
dealing with cancer should not have to worry about leaving their child during
treatment. They will be loved and cared for in a positive learning environment at
our school. David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation does incredible work
throughout our community and it is an honor and privilege to work with them.
Steady as the stars in the woods
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
As the old pine fell we sang
Just to bless the morning”
~ Ben Howard – Old Pine
For fifty years, Baker’s Acres Campground has been nestled in a magestic location amongst the soaring pines and oaks, with the smell of the salt air mingling the sweet smell of wild blueberry bushes. Since 1968, when our first campers set up their tents, we’ve proudly been known as the campground, “Where Friends are Made for Life.” Some may ask, “Is that all you’re known for?” Well, no; not exactly. However we think you’ll agree that trying to squish, “Where generations of families grow together, where bare-footed children walk hand-in-hand with their grandparents, where friends reconnect around the crackle of a campfire, where kids learn to use their imaginations while they play out-of-doors and where people from all walks of life can find as much or as little peace and excitement as they so choose,” onto a brochure is really just too busy. So when we say, “Where Friends are Made for Life,” we hope you’ll remember that we mean the rest of it, as well. Most recently, we’re humbled to also be the place that welcomes the David’s Dream & Believe community and gladly offers a place of respite for David’s families affected by cancer. Thank you, David and DDBCF for allowing us to be a part of your journey.
Trident Fitness & Performance is focused on having a positive impact on every person’s life through motivation, education and leading by example. We will help you get in the best shape of your life by introducing fitness as a lifestyle. Our experienced coaches, not only guide you through your workouts, they make it fun and keep you wanting more. You will never view fitness the same way!
Welcome to Miraculous Moments where we cater to expecting moms through their journey and beyond. We are delighted to offer a wide array of services, including but not limited to: 4D ultrasound, massages, reiki, chiropractic care, perinatal hypnosis, nutrition and special events for education. People always ask me “how did you come up with this?” My answer is very simple. It’s because of my personal journey that I am able to provide these needed services. I have a background in pregnancy massage, infant massage, holistic nutrition, and I am a mom to three little boys. When I was pregnant with my boys I always had chiropractic care, massages and great nutrition. While I took care of myself, I did feel like there was a lack of education and support in our community. We have been able to put together an amazing team of professionals to help you through your journey. We invite you to be our guest and allow us to be your special place during these miraculous moments.
The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation provides performing arts scholarships to kids ages 7-18. These children take ongoing lessons throughout the school year in one of the following: dance, acting, instrumental music or vocal instruction. We partner with local performing arts studios close to the student’s home where they will receive bi-weekly or weekly lessons at no cost to the family. Families are asked to complete an application and meet certain financial eligibility requirements. Performing arts education contributes to the proactive development of an individual on many different levels. It provides children with the opportunity to find their own voice, increases self-esteem, gives them a sense of belonging, and provides an outlet for them to openly express themselves.
The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation is honored to be working with David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. This partnership is very important to us as we want to be able to provide the healing effects of music and the arts to those who can benefit from it the most. Please visit https://applaudourkids.org/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/applaudourkids
The YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is dedicated to providing support and information to women and their families affected by breast cancer, and to increasing understanding of the disease in the community. Their mission is to provide every woman who reaches out to us with personalized programs and services that will enable her to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.
The YWCA Princeton BCRC will help answer the tough questions, guide you through the difficult decisions, and provide support through mentoring, fitness & wellness activities, transportation and so much more.
The warm and welcoming BCRC Clubhouse is located on a peaceful nature preserve just minutes from downtown Princeton and is a unique non-clinical environment providing comprehensive programming that is unmatched by any hospital or community center in the tristate area.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, a long time survivor, coping with metastatic disease, a support person, or anyone in between, the compassionate professionals of the BCRC are ready to guide you through the toughest challenges. All programs are free of charge and are available to breast cancer patients and their families.
BSR Physical Therapy is honored to team up with David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation and the families it supports. It is a privilege to provide local patients with cancer any physical therapy services they may need to get back on their feet. BSR Physical Therapy believes patients can best achieve their goals through partnership with one physical therapist. During each session at BSR, your physical therapist will address all your concerns, evaluate your progress, and advance your treatment plan based on your goals. Your physical therapist will teach you about your problem and show you how to manage it without medication, injections, or surgery. BSR will target treatments towards enhancing strength, optimizing movement, and building resilience so your results are long-term. Research supports the role of physical therapy in helping many patients with cancer return to an active lifestyle. Benefits include improvements in physical function, pain, strength, endurance, mobility, mood, and overall quality of life. Thank you for allowing us to join the team and be part of your journey.
Moving the body through safe accessible postures, the mind is always a part of the healing process. Jen and Kevin see hope in all and everything. The Yoga Hive is created to let the community explore yoga in a safe and loving environment.
With years of practice within the Oncology Department at Hackensack Meridian Medical Center, Kevin has found his calling. Through breath, moment and focus, Kevin has honed his craft. This is his beacon of hope. His wife Jen has been practicing and teaching yoga for nearly 20 years.
The Yoga Hive hopes you and all beings see that they are more than a thought, an age, a diagnosis, we are all love.