The Germantown Cancer Foundation is a private, not-for-profit foundation established by our very own C. Michael Jones, M.D. The foundation was created as a mechanism for providing patient education and support services to cancer patients and to support research into cancer treatment.
Pink Ribbon Grant Helps The Foundation Fund Breast Cancer Prevention Projects
A number of new programs are being initiated by The Germantown Cancer Foundation thanks to a grant from the Breast Cancer Eradication Initiative (BCEI). The BCEI raises funds to fight breast cancer each year through the Pink Ribbon Open. The funds raised during this golf tournament are used for programs that meet the needs of breast cancer patient and the organizations that serve them.
The funds provided by BCEI are being used for several different projects that benefit breast cancer patients and the general oncology community. These projects are designed particularly to meet the biological, psychological and social needs of patients and providers.
Creative Healing Workshop Series
Patients who survive breast cancer continue to face a number of issues in the aftermath of treatment. It is important that they be able to “grieve” over their experience and express their feelings about their illness. The Germantown Cancer Foundation has established a Creative Healing Workshop Series for breast cancer survivors. Patients use collage, painting, clay sculpting and even doodling as mechanisms for exploring their feelings and addressing the pain of loss.
Community Outreach Program
Grant funds have been used to establish a panel of physicians representing a wide range of specialties to develop a community outreach program open to all cancer patients. Even after completing treatment, cancer survivors continue to face a number of issues, and the survivor program raises awareness of the after-effects that can accompany treatment, as well as the positive actions that can be taken in the areas of nutrition, exercise and stress management.
This program is offered at both the Germantown and New Albany, Mississippi offices.
Other programs being supported by this grant include a customized exercise program, music therapy for the treatment room at the Germantown location, and a wider range of support group options.
To donate to The Germantown Cancer Foundation, please send your tax-deductible donations to:
The Germantown Cancer Foundation
Attn: David Rea
7710 Wolf River Circle
Germantown, TN 38138