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Helping Oncology Patients Endure

Why do we support integrative medicine?

The Shannon's Path team wholeheartedly believes in the positive impact holistic medical approaches can play in one's cancer journey. For Shannon, therapeutic counseling, acupuncture, reiki, fitness classes, mindfulness, naturopathic medicine, therapeutic massage, and yoga allowed her to develop and maintain the mindset to confront one of life's greatest challenges. And, through these programs, she was also able to continue being present for her entire family during this difficult time. Shannon made complete use of all therapies available to her and we are honored to have the opportunity to help others follow Shannon's path while on their own cancer journey.

Our Program: 

Through the HOPE Fund, Shannon's Path provides grants on your behalf directly to your chosen provider, allowing you to access your desired integrated therapies without the significant cost burden. Shannon's Path will proactively manage your grant and keep both you and your provider aware of available funds. When your grant has been fully utilized, you may re-apply with approval subject to available funds. 

Therapies We Cover:

  • Acupuncture/acupressure

  • Aromatherapy/essential oils

  • Art therapy or lessons

  • Chiropractic care

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Dance

  • Hippotherapy/therapeutic horseback riding

  • Fertility preservation

  • Fitness training

  • Naturopathic Medicine

  • Herbal supplements/naturopathy

  • Martial arts

  • Massage

  • Meditation

  • Music therapy or lessons

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Reflexology

  • Reiki

  • Swimming/aquatic therapy

  • TongRen, QiGong

  • Yoga


The HOPE Fund is open to adult cancer patients diagnosed after their 21st birthday and residing or being treated in Massachusetts. Our funds are available to both patients actively undergoing treatment and those recovering from prior treatment. All decisions are subject to the availability of funds. 

Funding Process:

1) Interested patients can access our application by clicking on the button below.


2) We encourage you to discuss these treatment options with your physician prior to applying to determine the best options for you and to obtain their consent. The Shannon's Path team will contact your medical professional to verify your eligibility for the program and obtain their consent on our required physician consent form.


3) Once your application has been submitted, our team will review your information and contact you with within ten (10) business days.

4) Approved applicants will have 72 hours to respond to Shannon's Path to indicate acceptance of the grant. Shannon's Path will utilize your preferred communication method to share additional details.


5) Approved grants are made payable to your chosen provider. The Shannon's Path team will coordinate payment for services, so please inform your provider that we will be contacting them.

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