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In Memory of Lou Vaccaro Donation Page

Dear Friends,

As you know, my beloved Uncle Lou Vaccaro passed away in June after a six year battle with cancer - living through two separate diagnoses and countless treatments, all while maintaining his signature positivity and love of life. He was a Vietnam veteran and loved his country. He was active with the VFW in New Rochelle. He was treated with kindness and compassion at White Plains Hospital where he not only received his medical care, but where he also received support through complementary care like yoga, knitting and meditation, and where he found purpose as a volunteer and committee member for the Hospital’s annual Answer to Cancer fund-raising event. My Uncle Lou was passionate about sharing his experience with White Plains Hospital and giving back in any way he could, which is why I’m writing to you today.

Part of my Uncle’s treatment and recovery included participation in the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care’s Integrative Services Program, which provides holistic treatments and activities that complement conventional medical care. Delivered by licensed health care professionals with advanced education and specialty training in integrative health and holistic nursing, the program improves quality of life, manages symptoms and helps patients cope with illness and actively participate in their health and healing. There are 12 different types of holistic services such as yoga, acupuncture, art therapy, meditation, gentle touch therapy and relaxation techniques, and my Uncle Lou continued to participate in and benefit from a number of these services throughout his treatment and remission.

Today, I hope that you will join me in making a gift to White Plains Hospital in my Uncle Lou’s honor to support the programs that helped keep his body and spirit going throughout his cancer experience. Philanthropy helps to ensure that these opportunities are available to all patients who would benefit from them, and I know that my Uncle would be thrilled to know that his legacy will continue to help support the Hospital and its patients. To make a gift in his honor, please fill out the form below or call the Foundation office at 914-681-1040.

With love and gratitude,

Barbara Coleman

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