I am very excited to be volunteering at You Can Thrive!, a wonderful organization that provides a variety of complimentary therapies for those with breast cancer, as well as breast cancer survivors, at little or no cost. Services include acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling, massage, Reiki, Polarity Therapy and patient advocacy and navigation. There was even a woman providing henna tattoos the first day I was there! Most of the women who come to YCT! are undergoing or have undergone conventional cancer treatments and are seeking a greater breadth of health support.
YCT! is open every Sunday and located in a spacious and sunny facility on University Place between 11th and 12th. Founder Luana DeAngelis-Halpern and her all-volunteer staff ensure a warm and nurturing atmosphere to all who arrive for care and treatment. I am both delighted and grateful for the opportunity to use my skills and gifts in Polarity Therapy in this setting.
If you or someone you know has breast cancer or has survived breast cancer, I highly recommend trying the services of YCT!. You can read its many positive reviews here.
I also enthusiastically recommend volunteering. YCT! asks for a commitment of three to five hours one Sunday a month for six months. When there is time available, the practitioners are encouraged to share their work with one another. How wonderful to get a little care yourself!
This was originally posted January 29th, 2012.