Unite for HER Expands Programming to Support Ovarian Cancer Patients

Women to receive free access to complementary therapies through Wellness Program

West Chester, PA – August 1, 2019 – Unite for HER has expanded its Wellness Program to serve ovarian cancer patients in the Philadelphia region, beginning at local Wellness Days this September.

“We are honored to serve these women during a great time of need,” said Sue Weldon, Unite for HER founder and CEO. “Thanks to the support of the Holloway Family Foundation we launched a pilot program last year in partnership with Crozer Chester Medical Center, The Foundation for Delaware County, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington-Jefferson Health, and Paoli Hospital to introduce complementary therapies to ovarian cancer patients, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. We are committed to offering this support to more women.”

Wellness Program participants will be invited to a Wellness Day event to learn about complementary therapies and create a personal treatment plan; participants also receive a “Wellness Passport” that they can redeem for $2,000 worth of therapies, funded by Unite for HER.

“Ovarian cancer gets overlooked because it isn’t as common,” said program participant Nancy. “I felt so sad that I hadn’t been getting any support because I happened to have the ‘wrong’ female cancer. But all of that has changed now because of Unite for HER. I am ever so grateful.”

About Unite for HER

Founded in 2009 by breast cancer survivor Susan Weldon, Unite for HER is a nonprofit organization that partners with over 30 hospitals and cancer centers to support women affected by breast and ovarian cancers in the five-county Philadelphia region, New Jersey, and Delaware. To learn more, visit www.uniteforher.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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