The Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Foundation has announced that, due to generous donations of businesses within the community, support services to breast cancer patients and survivors are being expanded.
Breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors are eligible for pampering and support to help them in their healing. Services provided offer comfort to breast cancer patients and survivors in the form of relaxing massages from Serene Spaces, and yoga or meditation classes through Indigo Roots Studios. Newly added to the list of services are head coverings – wigs, turbans and scarves – as well as microblading, provided by Trends Downtown on Court.
“Everything being offered to patients is meant to help promote healing and reduce some of the stress from being faced with a diagnosis like this,” said Whitney Gentry, FCMH Foundation director.
Research in breast cancer patients has shown that yoga may be helpful in reducing fatigue, reducing stress and improving sleep, quality of life and physical functioning.
“We have a lot of support in the community for this program, most notably is Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville’s PinkStyle Savings Cards and the Great Oaks/Miami Trace FFA through their Paint the Town Pink t-shirts and walk,” said Gentry. “Other supporting businesses are Donatos Pizza, Hay’s Auto & Tire, ERA Martin & Associates and Qualitee Design Sportswear. It is through the generosity of the community supporting these businesses with their fundraisers that we are able to offer more support to the patients and survivors.”
Gentry points out that participants do not have to be patients of FCMH or the Women’s Wellness Center in order to receive support. Full details and applications are available at the FCMH Foundation office, Serene Spaces, Trends Downtown on Court and Indigo Roots Studio. Completed applications should be submitted to the FCMH Foundation office, after which time the participant will receive vouchers for services.
Funds from Partners in Pink also help pay for mammograms and ultrasounds for women in need.
“One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It is estimated that there will be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 62,930 cases of non-invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women in the United States this year,” said Gentry.