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Now more than ever cancer patients need our help to fight the battle against cancer both from a medical and financial viewpoint, so they are not left with debt and bankruptcy in their life that they have fought so hard to win.
With the state of the world as it is now, a lot of us are struggling just to get by with high unemployment rates, overall panic and the threat of the coronavirus looming over us. While these threats are very real and have affected all of us, we must still keep in mind that there have been people struggling before the pandemic and who are being hit even harder with it. With an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 606,520 cancer deaths in 2020, cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in Americans, second only to heart disease.
The effects for those suffering from cancer is compounded not only from a health standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint. Those suffering from cancer are more at-risk from the coronavirus due to their compromised immune system. Along with compromising the immune system, cancer also compromises the financial stability of the patient as well as their loved ones. With an average cost of treatment running around $150,000 and almost $ 4 Billion spent out of pocket for cancer treatments just in 2014, cancer patients are 2 ½ times more likely to declare bankruptcy as healthy people. This problem is only made worse when we consider all the indirect costs of cancer such as job loss, lost work hours income, lodging near treatment, transportation to medical appointments and pharmacy, childcare, mental health services and so on. Even if patients are fortunate enough to win the battle against cancer, they may end up losing the financial battle.
Gentle Wellness Center is an integrative and holistic treatment center located in Fairfax, VA where we provide integrative and alternative cancer treatment services such as High Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy and IPT cancer therapy to patients who do not want to go the traditional chemotherapy route or who have felt that traditional chemotherapy route has failed them. We have the best interest of our patients at heart so our new year resolution in 2021 is to raise money for the treatments of our patients. Our goal is to keep our community healthy and to help people achieve their fitness goals for the coming year.
With this in mind, and to break the monotony of working from home, it is our pleasure to announce the first annual virtual “Gentle Wellness Center Run for Cancer”. This event will be divided into three separate events which you can participate in based on your fitness level.
All proceeds generated from the event will be used towards the treatment of cancer patients at our facility on a need basis. Our website page will be constantly updated with the patients and treatments who benefitted from the funds generated. Want to learn more about some of the patients at our facility? Check out the following patient success stories of our previous patients:
Everything there was excellent. I couldn’t have asked for better staff and caregivers. They made sure I was well taken care of. I feel like they extended my life honestly. The treatment has helped with my cancer and improved my quality of life. The staff really care about you and they make you feel like you are somebody and they felt like they are an extension of my family. They knew my name, they knew who I was when I walked through the door. Everybody made you feel welcome and that you were taken care of. I would absolutely recommend the practice to other people.
Gentle Wellness Center has definitely helped me. The people there were wonderful, I really appreciated them. I only wish that they had been closer to me. The staff at Gentle Wellness Center were very encouraging, friendly and helpful. I appreciate the staff. Adrienne and Lori were wonderful. Their treatments helped with my cancer and helped improve my quality of life. I would definitely recommend the practice to other people.
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Bronze Sponsorship - $500
Silver Sponsorship - $1000
Gold Sponsorship - $2500
Platinum Sponsorship - $5000
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