|240 Kilbourn Road, Rochester NY, 14618|
|585 473 2964|
The Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester was founded in May, 2006 by Dr. Cynthia Angel, Dr. Brent DuBeshter, and Eileen Grossman who realized the necessity for all cancer patients to have diversionary activities while receiving chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can be emotionally, mentally and physically taxing. It is commonly associated with unpleasant side affects. Providing these activities allows the patients the opportunity to have a more positive experience.
The Cancer Wellness Spa is not a place but a program, where services are brought into the treatment center. After three years of serving patients at the Lucy DiPerna treatment room at 125 Lattimore Road, the program moved and expanded to serve patients at the Highland Hospital Infusion Center. At Highland Hospital, spa services include manicures, makeovers, skin care, scarf and wig demonstrations, personal training and hearty snacks.
In addition to the Highland Hospital Infusion Center, the Cancer Wellness Spa through its Better Day Buddies program runs a companion program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong for children while they are receiving outpatient treatment. The program provides craft bags which include a book and project which the child takes home. Better Days Buddies has also provided electronic games for the children to use as well as bringing in guest performers and local celebrities to entertain the patients. Lunch is served for the children and their families.
All food and services are provided at both locations at no charge to the patients and their families.
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