Karen Tieszen Healing Arts Fund

At the Regional Health - John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute

Karen Tieszen was a patient at our facility and found reading a quiet and relaxing activity to enjoy while receiving her chemotherapy treatments. Karen’s husband, David, recognized the calming effect it held for her, and recommended this program as a way to honor his wife and provide similar, stress-reducing activities for others fighting cancer.

The purpose of the Karen Tieszen Healing Arts Fund is to complement state-of-the-art clinical care with books, music, and other creative materials to support cancer patients along their journey.

Your donation will enable the Healing Arts Fund to purchase books, books on tape, puzzles and videos for patients to use while in treatment. Your gifts will help build this program with future endeavors, such as wheeled carts to bring the arts to the patients at Regional Health - John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute and the inpatient oncology unit. We also would like to bring some art programs into the Regional Health - John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute such as watercolor, knitting, fly-tying and many others.

Please send your donations to:
Karen Tieszen Healing Arts Fund
Regional Health Foundation
P.O. Box 6000
Rapid City, SD 57709

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On behalf of Karen and her husband David and all of us at the Regional Health - John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute, thank you for your most generous contribution. People’s lives are materially and positively affected by the kindness and charity we witness in this program.