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Chico's to donate portion of proceeds to women with cancer
02/12/2013

On February 23 and 24, all Chico's locations in Rhode Island will donate a portion of the sales to the Integrative Care Program in the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

"We are proud of being able to offer stylish fashions and accessories for women, helping to make them feel good about themselves," said Vanessa Diomandes, district regional manager of Chico's. "By donating to the Integrative Care Program, we'll also be able to help ensure that women with cancer are getting therapies they need to feel better and more comfortable during treatment."

The Integrative Care Program offers cancer patients and their families a variety of therapies and services, including:

  • Lymphedema therapy (specialized massage for women who have had surgery for breast or gynecologic cancer and develop swelling in the lymph node area)
  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Guided imagery
  • Reflexology
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Natural skin care and facials
  • Nia
  • Ayurveda
  • Massage (relaxation massage, therapeutic precision massage, aromatherapy massage, luxury stone massage, detox massage)
  • Thai bodywork
  • Nutrition and wellness counseling
  • Reiki
  • Photography for healing
  • Journal writing

"We are privileged to offer women different types of integrative therapies to help them deal with the side effects of their treatment," explained Sandra Scuncio, director of the Integrative Care Program. "We want them to feel as good as possible during treatment, and a massage or a facial can help."

Therapies are offered at the hospital's main Providence campus as well as at the Center for Health and Well-Being in Middletown and other Women & Infants medical office buildings in Rhode Island.

For more information on the fundraising event on February 23 and 24, visit Chico's locations in the following Rhode Island locations:

  • Cranston, Garden City Center, 64 Hillside Road
  • Newport, 130 Thames Street
  • Smithfield, The Crossing at Smithfield, 371 Putnam Pike

For information on the Integrative Care Program in the Program in Women's Oncology, call (401) 274-1122, ext. 8756.

About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England's premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation's only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health's Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

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