For Alyssa’s “Pay it Forward” she chose to donate to a local hospital right across the Hudson River. The Center for Pediatric Cancers and Blood Disorders at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.
St. Joseph’s treats a variety of blood disorders and cancers from birth to adolescence. Donations go to the general hematology/oncology clinic where it can be used for either the child life program, where toys and Birthday gifts are provided for the children in the clinic. Or it is used for the integrative therapies program. This is a program where a licensed acupuncturist performs acupuncture, massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy for the children to complement the chemotherapy their getting and to try to reduce side effects of the treatments.
Thank you so much Alyssa!!