Written by Gloria Pazmiño
The women in the “Wellness Series” joined forces with the leadership of Eileen Fuentes, a Washington Heights native and cancer survivor, who started the program in an effort to bring a personal approach to healing to women wrestling with cancer.
They meet once a week for six months to share lessons in holistic living and methods to incorporate into their lifestyles that could lead to healing.
Fuentes, a human resources administrator at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, came up with the idea after undergoing her own cancer treatment and realizing that traditional cancer support groups were not for her. Instead, she went out and sought training in a variety of holistic areas that helped to shape the idea behind the Wellness Series.
Also Check out CUMC’s Video Profile of our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes: https://www.uptowncollective.com//2011/03/21/columbia-university-medical-center-profiles-our-very-own-eileen-z-fuentes/