Founded in 2008 in memory of Angie Levy, Angie’s Spa is a 501(c)(3) charitable, cancer foundation that funds grants to cancer centers nationwide. These grants are awarded with the express purpose of providing FREE therapeutic services(acupuncture, massage) to MEN and WOMEN undergoing treatment(chemotherapy, radiation, invasive surgery) for ALL types of cancer. The services are designed to alleviate painful side effects, enhance traditional treatments and give patients a self-esteem boost.
Our acupuncturists, massage therapists and all other service providers at the cancer centers are paid professionals that have received the specialized oncology training required to work with cancer patients.
Many of Angie’s Spa Board Members serve dual roles as “volunteer staff” that run and support the organization. Thanks to the generosity of their resources and time as well as pro bono work from many others including but not limited to Willkie Farr&Gallagher LLC, 100% of dollars raised for Angie’s Spa go directly to funding the therapists who care for the patients.
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 September 20, 2016, Angie’s Spa is funding EIGHT hospital programs. Many of these hospitals are community-based, thus providing therapeutic spa services to deserving, yet under-served populations, among others. Feedback from acupuncturists, massage therapists, physicians, 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. See What We Do for more details on these programs.