Founded in memory of Angie Levy, Angie's Spa is a 501(c)(3) charitable, cancer foundation that funds hospital programs across the country with the express purpose of providing free therapeutic spa services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. These spa services are designed to alleviate painful side effects, provide relaxation to enhance traditional treatments and give cancer patients a self-esteem boost.
As a 100% volunteer organization, including all of the Angie’s Spa staff, legal counsel from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; advisors from the entertainment, financial industries and more, Angie's Spa insures that all raised funds go directly towards patient services.
A distinct aspect of Angie's Spa is that everyone involved has been personally touched by cancer, and therefore has a unique and specific understanding of the needs and interests of cancer patients and their families.
As of October 2012, Angie’s Spa is funding SIX hospital programs. More detail is on the home page, half-way down. These programs are community-based, thus providing therapeutic spa services to economically under-served populations. Feedback from masseuses, hospital administrators and testimonials from the patients have been incredibly positive and have pushed us even more to raise funds for additional hospitals across the county.
Grant Application Process: In the spring of each year, we distribute a Request for Proposal to the Cancer Center or Integrative Medicine Department of a hospital interested in applying for a grant. The centers design their own programs that, if funded, will use their own staff or outside contractors. Once a center is selected, we enter into a contract with them. They submit an interim and final report and we are in touch with them regularly for advice and feedback. We visit each center at least once a year, sometimes quarterly dependent on the needs and request of the center. The center also administers a questionnaire to the patients that provide us with feedback. They promote and publicize their program and we encourage them to fundraise for it. All the money received from a specific centers fundraiser goes directly to their program. For more information about submitting a Request for Proposal please email our Executive Director Nancy Berry at Nancy@angiesspa.org