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“The program has returned results beyond my expectations. Its benefits have been very profound and  its impact on patients and care giver has created a total new experience in cancer care. It is here to stay as no one in our division can envision working without the presence of the Helen Sawaya Fund”.

Dr Gabriel Sara

“It's always painful to walk into a chemotherapy setting, however with the Fund’s program, I feel the presence of Helen’s spirit. She is helping others. For me and my children, it means a lot."

Mr. Fuad Sawaya

LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE

A BIG DIFFERENCE

THE HELEN SAWAYA FUND


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

C/O Dr. Gabriel Sara

Division of Hematology & Oncology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Below: CBS Feature on THE HELEN SAWAYA FUND

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THE HELEN SAWAYA FUND generates an atmosphere for cancer patients that supports them emotionally, including various forms of alternative therapies. Patients will feel cared for, loved, safe and realize that having cancer does not mean the end of being alive and enjoying life.


Going through Cancer treatment can never be easy and is frequently a very frightening experience. THE HELEN SAWAYA FUND was created in 2005 by Fuad Sawaya and Dr. Gabriel Sara, with the idea that little things can make a big difference. After brainstorming together, Fuad Sawaya and Dr. Gabriel Sara decided to create a special space for cancer patients where they will feel cared for, loved, safe and realize that having cancer does not mean the end of being alive and enjoying life.


THE HELEN SAWAYA FUND, along with its partners offers an art program, music therapy, massage therapy, Pet therapy, makeovers and a travel program.


Today, through this wide variety of programs that the Fund offers, patients’ experience has been transformed. Patients walk into the chemotherapy suite and are greeted with a warm and playful atmosphere. There fear and anxiety are alleviated and the experience of treatment is no longer a scary one.


Our vision at Roosevelt Hospital, in New York City, is to be a pilot program in transforming patient experience and we hope that other institutions will implement and expand similar programs.

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