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Local Nonprofit Helps Transform San Francisco General Hospital Chemotherapy Rooms
Rooms redesigned to bring beauty and healing energy in memory of a loving mother and a six year old San Francisco boy who passed away at The General 10 years ago
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center welcomes RoomsThatRock4Chemo to their chemo unit to redesign 5 infusion rooms, the hallway, the nurses’ break room, and the waiting room.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS:
Terry Dentoni, Chief Nursing Officer at SFGH
Nancy Ballard, Executive Director, RoomsThatRock4Chemo
John Sommerfield, father of Nicholas Sommerfield
Colin Sommerfield (13), brother of Nicholas Sommerfield
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Ave. (between 22nd and 23rd Streets), San Francisco, CA 94110
Members of the media please meet in the hospital main lobby and wait to be escorted to chemo unit.
Tristan Cook, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, 415-806-7552 (cell),
Diane Shapiro Sommerfield, Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo, 415-518-1113 (cell)
Story of Nicky’s Room: On November 11, 2003, six year-old Nicholas Sommerfield was struck by a car as he was crossing Monterey Blvd. in San Francisco with his father John to catch a bus to go to school. Nicholas died at SF General, and his father spent 5 days there. On the 10th anniversary of his death, RTR4C is giving Nicky’s family a way to transform a tragedy into something positive and healing for the community, breathing the life and hope of a child into an environment that is often sterile and scary for patients and their family. A muralist will incorporate some of Nicholas’ artwork in this room.
Story of Nini’s Room: Nini died of breast cancer when her son was just 12 years old, and her room will be designed with a rose theme and dedicated to the Bradford Family.