Established in 2005 through The Winton Club fundraising efforts, A Caring Place provides products, services, and personalized consultation to patients undergoing cancer treatments. This boutique, located at Winchester Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, is an important resource for cancer patients. While yearly Winton Club donations support the purchase of products such as wigs, mastectomy bras, prostheses, and post-surgical garments, they also provide financial support to those patients whose insurance does not cover the costs of such products and services.  Below please find the highlights of fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019) along with patient testimonials. Vital funding from the Winton Club and our community partners has helped members of our community improve their quality of life while undergoing cancer treatments.

  • A Caring Place staff saw 1,267 patients
  • A total of $6,787 was spent on products
  • 32 patients received funding for products or services that otherwise would not have been available to them due to financial hardship or insurance issues 

Grateful Patient Testimonials

  • It truly is a caring place! It offered me comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable time. Thank you! -- Jill
  • A wonderful facility for women who had a mastectomy. Services and products are excellent and well provided. Patti Abbott has been a great help to me. – JoAnn
  • Gail is an expert wig consultant. She is professional, kind and caring.  As soon as I walked in the door, she noticed my hair style and color, and within five minutes had found the perfect wig for me.  She showed me how to put it on and take care of it.  She also made an appointment to shave my head when my hair began falling out, and that day she styled and cut a bit of hair around the sides for a more natural fit. I am so grateful to Gail for offering me her expertise as a wig consultant, and I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you so much, Gail. Charlotte
  • Bless you all! You are so encouraging and helpful! -- Nancy
  • I had a great experience overall. Thank you for a positive experience. – Lynn
  • I received cancer care elsewhere and was given a recommendation for A Caring Place at Winchester Hospital for help with my hair prosthesis.  I have been very happy with everything, and Gail Gallo is a delight to work with. – Alexandra

Winton Club Makes Its Mark at the
Winchester Hospital's

Center for Cancer Care
620 Washington St., Winchester

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