We are fortunate to live in a community where exceptional cancer treatment is practiced every day at The Cancer Program. The doctors, nurses and staff who work in The Cancer Center provide their patients with the highest degree of medical care, as well as the necessary support services, to assist patients and their families during this difficult time in their lives.
Calista Grand Salon and Day Spa initiated this annual fundraiser in 1998. Owner Maria McCool and her team of stylists saw on a daily basis how cancer affected so many people. Clients and employees would share personal battles with cancer or stories of loved ones touched by the disease. Realizing the widespread impact of cancer, Maria and her team created a fundraiser that had a dual purpose – to raise funds for cancer and to provide a day of beauty for local survivors. Over time, the event grew and the SHINE committee formed. These volunteers are deeply commitment to benefiting the patients of The Cancer Program through the planning of this fundraiser.
SHINE is a black-tie event that includes cocktails, hors d’ouevres, a silent auction, dinner, a live auction featuring luxurious gifts, and dancing.
Contributions SHINE is proud to announce three services that have been extended to patients of the Cancer Program through the benevolence of the SHINE contributors.
Care Coordinators: When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, the challenges of arranging for consultations with surgeons, radiologists and other health care professionals can be overwhelming. Navigating through the medical world and insurance requirements is equally as demanding. The Care Coordinator will help patients schedule required medical appointments. Also, the Care Coordinator will listen and identify problems with insurance coverage. Assistance in getting any needed services, such as transportation, nutritional counseling, and/or psychological support, will be provided. Care Coordinators will qualify patients for financial assistance.
Medication Short-term Subsidy: For some patients, anti-nausea drugs are not covered under insurance plans or carry a high dollar co-insurance. The physical and emotional health of patients battling the negative effects of chemotherapy without the benefit of anti-nausea medicine is compromised. Our goal is to assist these patients so that their quality of life can be maintained while going through chemotherapy treatments. Patients will need to pre-qualify for any subsidy.
Transportation: There are patients who occasionally need transportation to and from one of the operating entities of The Chester county Hospital and/or the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Funds will be allocated to help patients requiring transportation assistance.
SHINE is pleased to offer these services so that the heart of our mission statement is realized…to provide support to the individual so that his or her strength, courage and heart will continue to SHINE.
Sponsorship SHINE proceeds are used directly to support patients of The Cancer Program and their families.
For more information about this great program please call 610-431-5329