The story of “Lynn’s Room of 10,000 Roses”: During Lynn and Mike Madden’s nearly 40 years of marriage, Mike sent Lynn a dozen roses every Friday, no exceptions! On one of these Fridays, Lynn was in France with her girlfriends and they had unexpectedly changed hotels. Mike still tracked her down and made sure she received her dozen roses, not wanting to break tradition even for a single week. He estimates she received over 10,000 roses during their life together. This project is named in her honor!
Trudy O’Brien, a friend of Nancy Ballard, had received chemotherapy at Seton and complained of the drab environment. Trudy referred Nancy to a nurse at Seton Hospital and two years later, a date was set to transform Seton’s entire 10th floor chemotherapy unit. Our lead designer, Marsha Heckman created an amazingly healing and inspiring environment.
For this project, the outpouring of help from the community was incredible! RTR4C was literally flooded with volunteers. Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco was the first high school to join us and provided student volunteers to help with our sign-in process. UC Berkeley’s Blue Print Group also came out to honor fellow student and amazing web designer Kevin Gong who had been doing pro-bono work with RTR4C and tragically died in a car accident. Along with our Home Depot Volunteers, designers and friends, we topped the charts with 100 volunteers!
Scope of Project: Entire Outpatient Chemotherapy Unit: Nurses station, nurses break room, guest lounge, 2 staff offices, 10 patient rooms. A storage area was transformed into a private conference room for Doctors and Families, and two double rooms were transformed into two lovely palliative care suites.
Designers: Marsha Heckman, Cora Sue Anthony, Kelly Buscovich and Shannon Geis – muralist
Sponsors: Art.Com, Cutting Edge Stencils, Behr Paint, Home Depot, Welcome Home Furniture, Tanya Kudriavtseff, Cora Sue Anthony Furniture