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Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ, Is Honored by Komen Grant
St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant for $18,120 from the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The funds will be used to continue the Healing Touch Buddies Program through The Center for Complementary Therapies under the direction of Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ (Sister Valerie John). Sister Rita Jean "acknowledges with gratitude the outstanding efforts of the Healing Touch volunteers on behalf of the Healing Touch Buddies. These volunteers provide a special service to women in recovery from breast cancer."
Healing Touch Buddies is a volunteer program that provides healing-touch treatments free of charge to women with breast cancer in Montgomery County, NY, and in all of the surrounding counties. Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive, complementary therapy with the beneficial effects of pain reduction, relaxation and stress reduction. Participants in the program range from women with early diagnosis up to women with more than twenty years in recovery. Healing Touch, practiced throughout the world, is based on a philosophy of caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
The Healing Touch Buddies Program is held on a monthly basis and is available to any person who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. All meetings are held at the Carondelet Pavilion, 380 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. The program is free of charge to all breast-cancer patients. For more information on Healing Touch Buddies or other programs offered by the Center for Complementary Therapies, please contact Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, at (518) 841-7146.
Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ, (third from right) accepts
the grant with Sister Christine Michael LaFrance, CSJ (rt).