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Betty Ann Baker

Healing Touch Buddies, Inc.
Cancer Support

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North Palm Beach, FL 33408
United States

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7

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I am looking for referrals to women diagnosed with breast cancer in Palm Beach, Martin, Broward and Dade counties. I am also looking for those businesses and individuals who can help our non-profit build our endowment, donate treatment space and professional services to our all volunteer program. Corporate sponsors sought for Jan. 7 2012 fundraising concert with Bocceli Award winning tenor,Roberto Iarussi, performing "An American Songbook"at the Eissey Theatre Palm Beach Gardens, FL

About My Business:

 

Healing Touch Buddies (HTB) is a volunteer-based nonprofit created to provide complementary care (healing touch) to relieve the stresses associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and symptoms and side effects of conventional breast cancer treatment. Founded in 2004, HTB uses an extensive network of healthcare providers to actively recruit Healing Touch practitioners—mostly healthcare professionals and clergy, as volunteers “Buddies” for the program, where they then receive breast cancer-specific training to relieve one individual’s stress and side effects of treatment for up to one year. Since its inception, HTB has trained more than 90 volunteers and served more than 100 patients. It achieves this by organizing an annual 2-day 15-hour training session taught by the only HTB instructor in the Southeastern US, based in NC, and by helping teach classes of 15 students. Last year, an innovative initiative, the Cultural Ambassadors project was launched, which trains volunteers to familiarize members of diverse communities with HTB and educate them about complementary care.

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