Founded in 1994 at the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Looking Forward supports the Complementary Services Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and its affiliated care centers.
Through Complementary Services, Looking Forward efforts offer patients undergoing treatment a variety of relaxation programs including therapeutic massage, Reiki Touch, Art Expression, guided imagery, holistic nutrition, yoga and other programs. Looking Forward also funds the Wig Program at the Cingari Boutique at Smilow Cancer Hospital, which provides free wig fitting and haircuts to patients in need.
Looking Forward is governed by a volunteer-led council that meets six times per year and collaborates with members of Smilow Cancer Hospital.
The Looking Forward event is not a typical fashion show, it celebrates, and raises money for cancer survivors. Read about a Wallingford woman who participates in the fashion show for cancer survivors.