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Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Rosemary

Whenever Rosemary brings supplies into the infusion room at the Glendale office, patients are always happy to see her. Her loving, positive energy is infectious and we are pleased to announce that she’s our Volunteer of the Month for September.

Getting to Know Rosemary

Rosemary is a long time Phoenician, dedicated wife, and mother of two children. After retiring from a successful career in the IT industry, she was able to explore her passion of meditation that she has been practicing for almost twenty years. She started mediation training with Heartfulness in 2015. She enjoys volunteering her time to help people with meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation practices. Rosemary says, “I have the honor of volunteering at Ironwood Cancer & Research Center in Glendale where I get to work with incredibly brave and amazingly entertaining people. I learn so much from each patient as they share stories of their lives with me.”

Do you have what it takes to make a difference like Rosemary?

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is looking for volunteers in all of our offices!
Someone just like you is needed to assist in our boutique, visit patients during chemotherapy, and provide comfort in our waiting areas.

Interested Volunteers must be:
Eighteen and older.
Compassionate and caring.
If you’re a patient, you must be off treatment for at least a year.

For further information call Ironwood Integrated Services at 480-314-6660 or click here.

If you’d like to take part in a Mediation class at the Ironwood Cancer & Research Center in Chandler, click here for the Facebook Event link.

RSVP for the October & November CLIMB

CLIMB is a support program specifically designed for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer. Through art projects and discussion, this structured program is helpful in normalizing feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear and anger in the children, while improving positive communication between the children and their parents.

CLIMB is a six-week closed group support program for children ages 6 to 12 that meets once a week for two hours. Dinner will be provided at the beginning of each session. There is no cost to participate in CLIMB. Facilitators have been specially trained by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents with cancer.

A concurrent parent group also takes place at the same time as CLIMB. It is an educational support group where parents learn and share healthy ways to support their children with coping with a cancer diagnosis in the family.

5:30-7:00 pm (Dinner Provided)

Tuesdays, October 9-November 13, 2018

Six Consecutive Weeks (one night per week)

Week 1 (10/9): All About Me
Week 2 (10/16): What is Cancer?
Week 3 (10/23): It’s Okay to Feel Sad
Week 4 (10/30): Cancer Can Be Scary
Week 5 (11/6): It’s Not Fair!
Week 6 (11/13): I Love You

Registration and pre-screening is required.

Call Integrative Services at 480-314-6660 to RSVP or for more information.

The event is located at 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224

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Acupuncture at The Next Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

Learn about acupuncture at The Next Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

Monday, August 20

3pm-4:30pm

With Special Guest Kelly Hsu, MD

Dr. Kelly Hsu is an expert at traditional Chinese acupuncture. She is a Diplomat of the American Academy Board of Medical Acupuncture.

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Volunteer of the Month for August

As Gail walks into the infusion room at the Mesa Dobson office, patients and staff start to smile.   The attention to detail she has, the personal touches, and work ethic are a culmination of decades of experience.  Gail has been volunteering consistently her entire adult life and it shows!  Her sense of style and personality make everyone around her feel welcome.  We are pleased to announce that our Volunteer of the Month for August 2018 is Gail.

Getting to Know Gail

Gail worked at Motorola/General Dynamics for 49 years until she retired last year.  She worked directly with NASA engineers and the military.

Before Ironwood, Gail was the United Blood Services coordinator at her company for over 25 years.  During this time she was awarded the Top Hero Award and made over goal for an impressive 20 years. This year she was presented with the first ever “Hall of Fame” and the “Legacy Award” for years of work with United Blood Services.  Gail has volunteered at the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade for many years and worked with several other charitable organizations in the past.

Gail said, “Volunteering makes me feel like I’m doing something beneficial to the community and that’s all the payback I need.  I love socializing and communicating with all kinds of people. I see volunteering as a team effort that can be fun and immensely rewarding.”  She says she likes volunteering at Ironwood because “….it’s a great place to give back and be with people.  Patient’s stories can be touching and inspiring. The rewards of volunteering at Ironwood are ten times greater for me than I imagined.”

 

 Do you have what it takes to make a difference like Gail?

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is looking for volunteers in all of our offices!

Someone just like you is needed to assist in our boutique, visit patients during chemotherapy, and provide comfort in our waiting areas.

Interested Volunteers must be:

Eighteen and older.

Compassionate and caring.

If you’re a patient, you must be off treatment for at least a year.

For further information call Ironwood Integrated Services at 480-314-6660 or click here.

Learn about Acupuncture at The Next Survivors Support Group

Special Guest Kelly Hsu, MD

6pm-7:30pm

Monday, July 23

at the Chandler office.

Dr. Kelly Hsu is an expert at traditional Chinese acupuncture. She is a Diplomat of the American Academy Board of Medical Acupuncture.

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