Until There's A Cure
If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer or have a friend or
relative who's fighting this disease, you know how important
support can be during this challenging time. Care and concern can
take many forms in helping someone with breast cancer, which is
estimated to affect one in eight American women.
To provide the most meaningful assistance, ask them what would
be most helpful to them, says Sandi Kafenbaum, counseling
coordinator for a statewide breast cancer hot line and support
program based in Adelphi, N.Y. Some women may want a friend to
accompany them to chemotherapy or doctor visits. Others might
prefer to be treated to lunch, a movie or a massage. Even
co-workers can help by pooling and contributing their sick days,
Massage during the course of breast cancer treatment can promote
relaxation and provide the benefit of a comforting touch. If you're
undergoing treatment, be sure to talk to your doctor about massage
before scheduling your next appointment at Massage Envy.
Massage Envy's "Massage for the Cure" allows any client to have
the entire cost of a one-hour massage donated to breast cancer
education and research. Visit MassageEnvy.com and look for the pink
ribbon, for information on Massage for the Cure, which has already
raised more than $400,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.