BECKSTRAND CANCER FOUNDATION AMONG CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM EXPECT MIRACLES FOUNDATION THIRD ANNUAL WEST COAST CLASSIC
Portion of Proceeds from The Expect Miracles Foundation's Charity Golf Classic at Pelican Hill to Support Cancer Patients in Need
NEWPORT BEACH, California (September 15, 2011) – Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving and enhancing quality of life for cancer patients and their families, today announced it is among the cancer-related charities designated to receive funds from the upcoming Third Annual West Coast Classic Golf Event to be hosted by Expect Miracles Foundation (formerly Mutual Funds Against Cancer) on Sept. 19 at The Resort at Pelican Hill. The funds will be applied to the Beckstrand Art Therapy Program and will support activities for pediatric patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. The Expect Miracles Foundation is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry. The Foundation's supporters consist of the top financial firms and leading executives nation-wide.
"It is heartening to partner with an organization that understands the importance of a program which allows children with cancer to have a creative outlet for emotional expression in the safety of a therapeutic environment," explained George O'Connell, President of the Board of Directors for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation. "We value the steps taken by Expect Miracles Foundation to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of cancer patients and are grateful to be participating in this golf event alongside 200 like-minded senior financial executives."
Members of the healthcare community are increasingly turning to alternative and complementary therapies to reduce patients' symptoms, improve quality of life, and boost their ability to cope with stress. The Beckstrand Art Therapy Program uses art and psychoanalysis to aid children and teens with cancer in their recovery, ameliorating physical and emotional pain and fostering psychological growth during treatment. A wide range of tools and techniques are used to encourage children to relax, communicate and share their experiences in non-threatening ways.
To learn more about Beckstrand's Art Therapy Program visit www.beckstrand.org. To become a sponsor or reserve a foursome spot at the Third Annual West Coast Classic, contact Expect Miracles Foundation at www.expectmiraclesfoundation.org.
Beckstrand Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974 by Dr. Grant Beckstrand and a group of doctors specializing in the treatment and care of cancer patients. For more than 36 years, the Foundation's goal has been to improve and enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. This mission is achieved through an Individual Patient Assistance program in which the Foundation is unique in providing financial assistance, patient advocacy, supportive counseling and practical help to patients in the midst of their cancer treatment and struggling to cope with critical survival needs. For more information about Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, visit www.Beckstrand.org.
Expect Miracles Foundation, formerly Mutual Funds Against Cancer, is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry. Proceeds benefit cancer patient care initiatives nationwide and cutting-edge cancer research at the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more, visit www.expectmiraclesfoundation.org.
To download a digital format of this press release, click here.