We are seeking funding for 2 physical therapists to obtain certification to start a program focused on rehab for cancer survivors.
We are trying to improve lives and restore function for cancer survivors in our community. We are trying to bring the STAR Program from Oncology Rehab Partners to our community in Anne Arundel County, MD. Oncology Rehab Partners is the industry's first organization to provide hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to develop and deliver quality rehabilitation services to cancer survivors who suffer from debilitating side-effects caused by treatments.
STAR Program® Certification (Survivorship Training and Rehab) provides facilities and individual clinicians with tools and systematic, proven programs to deliver excellent oncology rehabilitation care. We are creating the future by sending 2 physical therapists through the certification program. After certification, they will start the first Oncology Rehab Program in our community. This is more than just another program for a PT clinic - it is a movement in health care to fill a gap in care for cancer survivors to overcome treatment side-effects and take back their lives.
The training through the STAR Certification Program is absolutely critical to the success of this program. However, the training is very expensive ($2000/therapist). We are seeking funding of $4000 (our tipping point) to certifiy 2 physical therapists. We are seeking an additional $1000 for patient education and marketing materials (including copies of the STAR Program® Survivor Guidebook for patients & pamphlets for doctors).