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Heartbreaking News 

Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, RTR4C will be dissolving its 501c3 non profit status and closing the doors effective December 31, 2019. We are heartbroken and devastated. All remaining funds will be donated to a like-minded local charity offering comfort and research to Fire Fighters throughout the country suffering from cancer and their families. I find it a perfect match with so many ties to the SFFD. My husband Mario Ballard, his father Slim Ballard, our son Matthew Ballard, past president Paul Chin, and two husbands of board members, Kelly (Nick) Sabella and Alicia (Matt) Barr are all San Francisco Fire Fighters.

Farewell from RTR4C

On behalf of my board, past and present, and as Founder and Executive Director of RTR4C, I thank the hundreds of volunteers and donors for making a difference in the lives of those spending hours, weeks, months and even years in chemotherapy centers. Together we have impacted over half a million patient visits per year through the USA and in San Salvador—all due to your support, time, love and dedication. Since our inception in 2011, RTR4C has collaborated with expert designers, volunteers, local vendors and sponsors to transform hospital and clinic chemotherapy treatment rooms into beautiful, tranquil environments where true healing is possible and spirits can be lifted. We continue to believe uplifting environments are inspirational, and hopeful, and help ease the anguish of cancer patients and their families.

Board Members

A special thank you to current board members: Erin Collier (President), Par Hanji (Vice President & Treasurer), Candace Urmann (Secretary), Hannah Mobarekeh, Lauren Anthony

Advisory Board/Past Board Members: Mario Ballard Sr., Paul Chin, Fiona Ma, Shoshana Ungerleider M.D., Celine Marquez M.D., Kevin Knopf M.D., Julie Chase


I am available to consult on like-minded RTR4C projects and will keep our website, phone number and email active. I have been blessed with the support and kindness of so many extraordinary people. Thank you.

With my love and gratitude,

Nancy xo
Founder, RTR4C


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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over half a million visits/yr

Since our founding in May 2011, our transformed chemotherapy treatment facilities host over half a million patient visits per year in the United States and in El Salvador.


Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo mobilizes compassionate artists, designers, and volunteers to transform chemotherapy treatment facilities into vibrant, beautiful spaces that encourage healing and hope for all who are affected by cancer. We envision a world in which all who are touched by cancer — regardless of income, geography, background, or age — have access to inspiring and hopeful chemotherapy treatment facilities that support the healing process.  Read more…