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Angie’s Spa Gives Southampton Hospital $12,000 Grant

Originally Posted: July 07, 2010

(Left to right) Craig Homis, Director of Rehabilitation Services; Fredric Weinbaum, MD, CMO, COO; Jane Edelman, RN, OCN, CBCN; Edna Kapenhas-Valdes, MD, Medical Director of Ellen Hermanson Breast Center; Julie Ratner; Robert S. Chaloner, Hospital President and CEO; Kathleen Conner, Angie’s Spa President; Nancy Berry, Angie’s Spa Vice President and Executive Director and Randy Berry, Angie’s Spa Treasurer. (Southampton Hospital)

Southampton - Cancer patients on the East End will benefit from a $12,000 grant awarded Southampton Hospital by Angie's Spa, a charitable, all-volunteer organization. The funding will enable the Hospital's Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute to provide free therapeutic massage, Reiki and acupuncture services to men and women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. These therapeutic treatments are designed to alleviate painful side effects, provide relaxation to enhance traditional treatments, and give cancer patients a self-esteem boost.

Angie's Spa is funded entirely through private donations and 100 percent of donations go directly toward hospital programs. Southampton is the first hospital in New York to benefit from the organization's generosity and mission. Founded in 2008, Angie's Spa is named in memory of Angie Levy, who survived a breast cancer diagnosis for nine years before succumbing to the disease at the age of 36 in 2007. It was Angie's upbeat attitude and love for life's small indulgences that inspired the idea of Angie's Spa.

The mission of the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute is to promote well-being with the understanding that people stay healthier and respond better to medical treatment when their stress levels are under control. Studies show that stress can cause both physical and emotional health problems that exacerbate the life-threatening or chronic illness patients are fighting. The services provided free to cancer patients through Angie's Spa will help to ameliorate the stress of illness and its treatment.

Kathleen Conner is President of Angie's Spa which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funding grants to select hospitals to provide free therapeutic massages, reiki and acupuncture to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Says Conner "We are new to this area, and our third grant, first in New York was awarded on June 23, 2010 to Southampton Hospital. We are also in preliminary talks with the new Vineyard Vines store about having an event there with a portion of the proceeds going to Angie's Spa."

For further information call the Wellness Institute at 631-726-8800.

For more information on Angie's Spa go to www.angiesspa.org.

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Melissa says::
Thanks to all who contributed to this lovely event and grant. As a college sorority sister of Angie's, I know she would have been thrilled to enjoy a massage in the Hamptons and proud to have her name attached to such a wonderful institution. Keep up the great work! Best, Melissa http://www.nycinsiderguide.com
Jul 21, 2010 4:39 pm


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