July 14, 2016
BENEFITING: ROOMS THAT ROCK 4 CHEMO INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2016
In January 2016, Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) was gifted a grant to transform a chemotherapy facility in the Los Angeles Area – our first in Southern California! We were fortunate to find Dr. Phillis Wu, an oncologist with Olive View – UCLA Medical Center. Together we planned an amazing weekend of transformation, rocking a total of 17 rooms, impacting the lives of over 2,000 patients (plus staff & visitors) per year!
Now we’re headed back to Olive View to help them rock another 17 rooms. This time, the facility is specifically for pregnant woman with cancer. Working with local artists, designers, and community organizations, our 100% volunteer team will transform 13 exam rooms, 2 nursing rooms, 1 physician charting room and 1 clerical staff office.
Our vision – We want to bring the beautiful life of the outdoors into the clinic. The design includes beautiful skylights that mimic a blue sky and fluffy clouds, colorful stencils, and soothing artwork. New privacy curtains will be installed in each exam room. Finally, we will create a “Wall of Courage”, highlighting the word courage as it was proudly displayed in multiple expressions and languages, reminding us what helps us fight every day.
Together, with your support, this space alone will help us make a difference in the lives of thousands of chemotherapy patients. Experiencing cancer is a hard enough journey. Our goal is to transform the chemotherapy experience by creating a tranquil and healing environment for every single patient.