Mission: Healing Touch Buddies provides energy support, care and comfort to those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Results: Founded in 2004, Healing Touch Buddies continues to provide our unique brand of care and comfort when someone asks, "BREAST CANCER. How Do I Get Through This? How do I keep mind, body and spirit together as I meet this challenge? While consulting with their physician regarding a treatment plan, patients link up with Healing Touch Buddies for additional support.
Target demographics: Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 100 breast cancer patients, area medical centers, nursing programs,hospice programs, women's groups, nursing homes
Geographic areas served: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida
Programs: Energy therapy in one-on-one supportive relationships with individuals diagnosed with breast cancer through our network of specially-trained energy therapy providers.
Provide education for health-care providers and caregivers, with focus on mirroring practice of healthy boundaries, self-care, care and compassion to clients and patients.
Provide workshops supporting our volunteer "Buddies" and the general public on Bereavement and Loss.
Share educational, inspirational and uplifting information through high quality, thoughtful daily posts to our face book page.
I know that Healing Touch Buddies is a heart-centered gift from its founder and all of its volunteers. My sister, Betty Ann Baker, founded this organization after her own personal experience with breast cancer more than 11 years ago. I have had the priviledge of meeting many of HTB's team members since its humble and loving beginnings. Humble and loving it remains, even as the gift of its services reach further out in the region and the country. I encourage you to start a chapter in your home city. Betty Ann and her colleagues will bring the finest training right to your door. Spread the love and share the hope of Healing Touch Buddies.
Rev. Marcia L. MacLean