Achieving a Milestone
April 10, 2019
Through your commitment and financial support, 2018 was a momentous year for Angie’s Spa. We reached our goal of funding 10 programs sites across the country in 10 years, raising over a million dollars. Angie’s Spa had the best fundraising year ever, surpassing our goal of over $200,000 in donations. Most importantly, Angie’s Spa raised awareness about the importance of therapeutic complementary treatments, with thousands of people finding relief during their cancer treatments from free massages, acupuncture, and more that we have funded.
2018 was also a seminal moment when we realized continued success would mean taking the organization to a higher level of engagement and fundraising that would require hiring professional staff. Angie’s Spa has always taken pride in staying true to the tenet that all donations go directly to patient programs and not for salaries. However, our small team of volunteers has reached its capacity to manage our growing organization without professional staffing. We have decided against this strategy.
Rather, we will hand over the day to day responsibilities and all administrative functions to the ten cancer centers we are currently funding. The programs will maintain the name Angie’s Spa and continue to honor Angie. Distribution of all remaining program funds to the cancer centers will allow them to operate for a year or more without additional donations. We will cease organizational fundraising campaigns and encourage all donors to give directly to the existing programs. Angie’s Spa Foundation will continue in an advisory capacity to advise the programs and donors as needed.
The Board of Directors has approved a strategy to complete the transition by the end of this fiscal year, June 30. 2019.
We hope the work of Angie’s Spa Foundation will continue to grow as a result of the cancer center staff and the grateful patients at all the sites.
The final Annual Report will include a ten year history of Angie’s Spa.
Thank you, dear donors, for all your support and encouragement for a decade! This includes our friends and families, who have been steadfast in their support, as well as the many people we didn’t know before, who came to believe in and support our mission, and are now friends for life. For that we are incredibly grateful.
The Board of Directors
Angie’s Spa, Inc.
There’s wisdom in the medicine of both worlds
We need to utilize every tool available in the fight against cancer, which include integrative therapy treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga. There is mounting clinical evidence showing the effectiveness of these methods in reducing the pain, stress & anxiety cancer patients go through during treatment. Despite the tremendous benefits, the majority of the treatments are still not covered by insurance.
100% of your donation goes directly to providing relief to cancer patients
We’re showing cancer how we take care of people while they struggle against it. Coming together because we share a common goal—to help treat cancer patients, we will not stop until we’ve helped as many patients as possible. Why?
Because we understand the profound joy of helping others. And these treatments, though generally accepted as important adjuncts for most medical illnesses, are not covered by insurance companies.
Angie’s Spa was named in memory of Angie Levy, who tragically lost her life to metastatic breast cancer in November of 2007 at the young age of 36. Diagnosed at age 27, Angie spent the next 9 years trying to live a normal life while waging the long battle for remission and a cure. During that time, in spite of her illness, she was able to graduate from Wharton School of Business, further her career at the banking firm JP Morgan and participate in a number of meaningful charities. It was Angie’s upbeat attitude and love for life’s small indulgences that inspired the idea of Angie’s Spa. We know Angie would have loved the idea of doing something so beneficial for a patient undergoing cancer treatment.
Meet our grateful patients
We receive messages all the time from patients whose lives are changed by people like you, people who support the mission of Angie’s Spa Cancer Foundation.
100% of the over $1,000,000 we’ve raised has gone directly to provide relief
It feels good to say that. We’ve succeeded in providing all of the donations we’ve received from caring individuals like yourself directly to the hospital programs we fund. Our goal is to double our donations by 2019 so we can provide more relief for our patients.