As patients undergoing treatments for cancer often experience hair loss,
the Inspiration Boutique provides cancer patients with access to a large
variety of wig styles and hats/caps, free of charge. Patients may also
participate in reiki therapy and other complementary therapies, also at no cost.
In 2013, The American Cancer Society came to the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
with an idea to create a place of where cancer patients undergoing treatments
could get access to a large variety of wig styles and hats/caps, free
of charge. The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation agreed to a $400,000 grant
which would include a patient navigator, who assists patients during and
following their treatment process by removing obstacles and helping them
access social services, such as transportation and coping with their disease.
This grant also provided for the construction of the spa like Inspiration Boutique.
Since the Inspiration Boutique opened The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
worked closely with the ACS to see the suite of services extended to include:appearance consultation, hair replacement alternatives for complete and
partial hair loss, cosmetic solutions for brow and lash loss, comprehensive
breast care program, mastectomy products and fitting services, post-reconstruction
support (Reach to Recovery – ACS one on one peer support program),
STARZ Program, lymphedema garments, reiki, resources, workshops and seminars,
and personalized counseling.
Through the grant, the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center now also has a
Patient Navigator, who assists patients during and following their treatment process by
removing obstacles and helping them access social services, such as transportation
and coping with their disease. In addition to the patient navigator funded
through the grant, the Cancer Center also has clinical oncology nurse
navigators to assist patients manage the medical aspects of their care.
To view the photo gallery from the grand opening event,
The Inspiration Boutique, a specialty center for cancer patients located
within the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical
Center, offers a spa-like setting for patients to relax in a soothing
and quiet environment.
Contact Melissa White, Patient Navigator at 732-557-2317 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
Inspiration Boutique flyer (pdf).