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Astria Sunnyside Hospital Cancer Center launches Healing Garden fundraising campaign

Cancer impacts the lives of everyone it touches. Astria Sunnyside Hospital Cancer Center healthcare providers and staff are committed to offering compassionate care and support to their patients and their families during all stages of treatment. Starting this week, the Astria Health Foundation and the Astria Sunnyside Hospital Cancer Center are partnering to build a new healing garden for cancer patients and their loved ones in Sunnyside.

“Cancer treatment is a process that can take significant time for patients and their families in our clinic. Right now, the view from our treatment rooms is of busy streets and parking lots,” said Elizabeth Martinez, RN, Oncology Department Director. “Our vision is to create a place of healing and peace for patients to rest before, during, and after their treatments. The garden will be filled with seasonal plants and flowers that promote health and wellbeing, as well as a fountain, benches, and a winding path through the garden.”

The cancer center and foundation are working with local vendors, employees and volunteers to build the healing garden and are seeking community and business support to raise money for the project. The fundraising campaign goal is to raise $40,000, which will cover the landscaping costs, supplies, and labor. Astria Health Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so all healing garden donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to the cancer center. Donors will also have an opportunity to memorialize a loved one in the garden through plaques and engravings on walkway pavers, benches., and a fountain. To learn more about the healing garden project, please donate online or contact Elizabeth Martinez at Elizabeth.martinez2@astria.health or call (509) 837-1587. Donations can be made online by credit card or cash, or checks payable to Astria Health Foundation.

Astria Health, headquartered in the heart of the Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington state. Astria Health is the parent organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital, along with 23 outpatient clinics offering primary care and specialty services, including but not limited to behavioral health, cardiology, home health and hospice, neurosurgery, oncology, podiatry, rehabilitation therapy and sleep medicine. For more information visit www.astria.health.

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Posted August 15, 2022

Astria Sunnyside Hospital Cancer Center launches Healing Garden fundraising campaign

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