Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I am truly grateful to all who have donated so far on my fundraising page. All of you wonderful folks have already achieved my original goal of $250 ! I think it's time to set a new donation goal of $600. I am very inspired by everyone's encouragement and generosity to the Steps to Wellness program.
On May 27 I will be trading in my Standardized Patient "johnny" for running shoes to participate in the Burlington City Marathon. I also am fundraising for the new Steps to Wellness Program for cancer treatment patients.
There is cause to celebrate when a cancer patient completes his/her course of therapy. However, for some patients, the road back to health can be rocky. Cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. These treatments can be debilitating, and often result in physical and mental setbacks. As part of Steps to Wellness, survivors are evaluated by a medical provider and a physical therapist. Specialized rehabilitation is provided if needed. All survivors take part in a 12 week monitored exercise program where they can train with other survivors. Not only do Steps patients gain strength and fitness, their fatigue and anxiety decreases.
Unlike cardiac rehabilitation, insurance does not currently pay for oncology rehabilitation. To pay for the exercise trainers at Steps, we depend on donated funds.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!