The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation's 38-foot pink vehicle, known as The Hope Bus, will provide free services for cancer patients, their families and the local community at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Services are open to all cancer patients.
The Hope Bus will be available outside of The Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital every second Thursday of the month. The next date will be July 12th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will feature fabric basket decorating with Rena Bidney, a local artist.
The Gloria Gemma Foundation utilizes the eye-catching RV to carry out its Mobile Resource and Wellness Center. This outreach program is designed to serve individuals in RI, with a focus on people who are un - and underinsured and low-income minorities.
Aboard The Hope Bus various services include: drop-in healing arts and spa services; one-on-one consultations with advice on breast cancer treatments; support groups led by licensed facilitators; and walk-in educational classes on specific topics related to breast health.
The Hope Bus features: full kitchen; living room space with a sofa; fireplace; multi-use healing room; and multi-media center with a wide-screen TV, DVD player and computer station and audio/visual recording studio.
For more information on the Hope Bus, please contact Maureen DiPiero at (401) 861-4376 or at Maureen@gloriagemma.org