Dear Friends of Shine Therapy,
Shine Therapy continues to move forward in 2017 with new and exciting improvements. We want to extend our thanks to our partners and clients for believing in the mission of Shine Therapy to provide oncology massage to underserved/underinsured/low-income individuals that are dealing with cancer in our community.
You may begin to see more of Shine Therapy and our representatives over the upcoming months in order to engage in meaningful dialogue about how we can work more closely together. We look forward to re-acquainting our community with Shine Therapy.
Current Fundraising Efforts
We continue to seek many grant and funding raising opportunities in 2017. This year we received a large anonymous donation to support Shine Therapy as it continues to find ways to serve more people in need. A few of our initial strategic steps have been to hire an Executive Director and target our development and fundraising. Shine also received a recent monetary donation from the R4 Foundation, which will allow us to provide at least 70 more oncology focused massages and or lymphatic drainage treatments to clients in our community over the next several months. Shine Therapy Board and Therapists are grateful for the generosity of our donors. We appreciate our partner non-profit organizations in Fort Worth.
Shine participated in a recent fundraising event in 2017 with Kendra Scott Gives Back Day on April 13, and raised almost $1,000.00. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Winslow’s Wine Café on Camp Bowie, Fort Worth in 2017. In addition, we will again participate in the North Texas Giving Day in September and Giving Tuesday in November. Keep up to date on these and other fundraising events via our website (http://shinetherapy.org) or our Facebook page (Shine Therapy).
Please note that our website explains our services to potential clients and provides easy opportunities to make donations, including contributing on a recurring basis using PayPal and designating Shine Therapy as a beneficiary of sales percentages through Amazon Smile.
A Growing Commitment to Our Clients
Shine Therapy continues to serve more clients each year, primarily underserved, uninsured, or low income cancer patients/survivors in Tarrant and surrounding counties. The many testimonials of our Shine Therapy clients are indicative of the value and therapeutic benefit of our services.
In 2016, Shine Therapy provided a total of 630 oncology massages, a 7% increase over 2015. Our therapists have provided 157 therapeutic oncology massages (through April) in 2017 to 120 clients in Fort Worth. Our client volume continues to increase and so will the demand for oncology massage.
How You Can Help
The majority of Shine Therapy clients are members of our community who have limited resources to afford therapeutic services such as oncology massage and lymphatic drainage. We want to continue to provide our much-needed services to cancer survivors, regardless of income, to help them deal with stress, difficulty sleeping, neuropathic pain, limited quality of life, and lymphedema as a result of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
With your help, we can continue to assist cancer patients in 2017 and beyond. You can donate in several ways:
- Choose from several donation options on our website at shinetherapy.org.
- Send a check in any amount to Shine Therapy, P.O. Box 12325, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
- Mark your calendars to donate to Shine Therapy through the North Texas Giving Day from September 7-September 14, and watch our Facebook page and website for more exciting fundraising events in 2017.
Cancer takes a hard toll on the human body and the human spirit. Help us continue to provide nurturing massage and lymphatic therapy for men and women in Tarrant County who deserve the best treatment, regardless of income or ability to pay.
Lisa Bashore, President of the Board
Michele Hanson, Executive Director
Tammy Kilhullen, Treasurer
Lisa Logan, Secretary
Karen Hatfield, Director At Large
Rebecca Stern, Director At Large
Elaine Cole, Director At Large