Inspiration Boutique

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, click here.

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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 mwhite@barnabashealth.org to schedule your appointment.

Download our Inspiration Boutique flyer (pdf).