Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Brings Color Back to Roseland Prep

Temporarily Re-located Sonoma County School Destroyed in California Wild Fires

SAN FRANCISCO (April 6, 2018) — Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C), a nonprofit organization devoted to redesigning cancer treatment rooms to create inspiring environments for those touched by cancer, announced today that the Roseland Prep project will be completed on April 7, 2018.

Roseland Prep fell victim to the California wild fires this past year; the school is now located in a warehouse with makeshift classrooms. Roseland Prep will reside in this temporary location for up to four years. RTR4C has gone outside their traditional realm of projects to provide the school with pennants and flags from colleges around the country to brighten the walls of the school.

RTR4C founder Nancy Ballard, a Sonoma County resident, stated, “I felt a drive to help this school for many reasons, one being that this school resides in a low-income area where not many could afford to decorate to their school’s temporary location. I hope to bring color back to the walls of Roseland Prep to brighten the days of the students who have not only lost their school, but in many cases lost their homes.”

Donors include Christopherson Builders, Cutting Edge Painting, and Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo. If you wish to assist with this project, all donors are welcome.

The painting and pennants will be completed for Roseland Prep on April 7th. On Tuesday, April 17th there will be a ceremony to celebrate the artwork contribution at noon at their campus on Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa.

Recently, RTR4C partnered with Home Depot, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Rxhibition to transform seven rooms at The Global Cancer Research Institute in Gilroy, California. Previous projects include the transformation of 17 rooms at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, Calif., 14 rooms at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, 27 rooms at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, W.Va., seven rooms at the Cancer Institute of San Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador, four rooms at The Cancer Center at Aria Health in Philadelphia, and 13 rooms at the UC Barrett Hospital in Cincinnati.

About Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo
Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) is a nonprofit organization devoted to creating positive, healing and uplifting spaces that spiritually, emotionally and physically support those dealing with chemotherapy. In collaboration with interior designers, volunteers and local vendors, RTR4C transforms physical spaces in facilities providing chemotherapy. As the hospital environment changes from sterile and drab to healing, lovely and soothing, the positive impact of emotional well-being, comfort and hope in patients’ lives is monumental. The rooms provided by RTR4C are accomplished by working together with facility operators, volunteer professional designers, the local community and sponsors to create new physical surroundings for patients and their families. For more information, visit www.roomsthatrock4chemo.org.

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