“Spa 4 The Pink” establishes patient support fund at U Colorado integrative centerA new organization called Spa 4 The Pink (S4TP) has established a fund at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado. S4TP works through various

“Spa 4 The Pink” establishes patient support fund at U Colorado integrative center 

A new organization called Spa 4 The Pink (S4TP) has established a fund at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado. S4TP works through various alliances such as this one at the Colorado integrative medicine program to “touch cancer survivors lives by providing them with complimentary skin care products, oncology spa services and education on how to cope one day at a time with changing skin and body issues related to cancer treatment.” The Colorado-based not-for-profit organization was founded by business woman Julie Bach.

Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl stumps for integrative cancer care 

A note posted July 26, 2011 on the Denver Nuggets website shares that Nuggets’ coach George Karl, a two-time cancer survivor, is fundraising for integrative medicine. The beneficiary is the Cancer Care Initiative that help patients balance “treatment methods such as radiation and chemotherapy with integrative methods such as acupuncture, meditation and yoga” that are “not covered by insurance.” Here is Karl:

A note posted July 26, 2011 on the shares that Nuggets’ coach George Karl, a two-time cancer survivor, is fundraising for integrative medicine. The beneficiary is the that help patients balance “treatment methods such as radiation and chemotherapy with integrative methods such as acupuncture, meditation and yoga” that are “not covered by insurance.” Here is Karl:

 

“I think there are nutritional people who are being ignored and people that have the holistic approach who are being ignored. It’s crazy that I can take the most powerful pain drugs and go to the pharmacy every week and not get charged one dollar. Yet I can’t go get a massage without paying out of my pocket. It’s ludicrous.”

 

The Cancer Care Initiative supports an operation called the Progressive Health Center (PHC) which promotes an integrative approach. PHC’s Medical Advisory Committee includes medical acupuncturist Allison Archard, MD board certified holistic doctor Andrea Cohn, MD. (Thanks to Glenn Sabin for the lead on this article.)