Diana Napper | A Glimmer of Hope Foundation: Symbol of the Cure
26 min
Diana Napper from Pittsburgh, PA joined us today to talk about the foundation she founded in honor of her friend, A Glimmer of Hope: Symbol of the Cure. Diana shared that her friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 49 and passed away 11 months later. Her friend asked Diana to open up a hospice in her name but Diana does not have hospice in her vocabulary for young women with breast cancer. Instead, she created integrated oncology centers at the local hospitals called Home for Hopes, which is dedicated to her friend. A Glimmer of Hope has developed a pilot program for the integrated oncology centers. What she thought would be a group of 10 women under the age of 40 years old is currently a group of 48 women with the youngest being 19 years of age. The women receive services such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. Data has shown the positive benefits the women have experienced through participation in the pilot. A Glimmer of Hope has also updated m…
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