Join us in congratulating Jennifer Walters, as our Kensie Cares Honoree for Q3, 2018! Jen has been an extremely valuable asset for KensieMae since joining the team and in several different capacities and roles. Whether working with IDS Clients, managing KM’s Advisory Teams, or helping spearhead new initiatives, Jen’s willingness to go above and beyond, coordinate, collaborate and lend a hand wherever and however needed exemplify, once again, the character and spirit of the Kensie Cares initiative. Kudos, Jen!
Jennifer chose Marin General Hospital’s Center for Integrative Health & Wellness to receive her $1000.00 donation for a very personal reason. Read why this hospital’s particular philosophy of patient-centric care and its integrative services which aim to treat the whole patient -- body, mind, and spirit -- had such a lasting impact on Jennifer and her family in her own words below.
When my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time almost 14 years ago, I didn’t grasp the enormity of the disease, the treatment, the recovery, and everything else that happens in the “during” and in the “after.” Every question asked has multiple possible answers. There is no sure thing. There is no cure. How does one fight a foe like that?
My sister, in many ways, was very lucky to be living in Marin County, CA at the time of her diagnosis. Marin General Hospital is a great hospital with very talented medical professionals. It also has the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness (CIHW). A brief description from the website states, “[The] Center for Integrative Health and Wellness compliments the conventional methods [Marin General Hospital] uses to treat patients with many chronic and acute conditions, taking a holistic approach that focuses on the whole person, weaving integrative therapies into the patient’s overall healing plan and making them an empowered partner in their health and wellness…services focus on prevention and wellness, activation of the body’s innate healing powers, augmentation of conventional medicine during illness and injury, and development of self-care skills. Services are available to patients and community members looking to optimize their health and total sense of well-being.”
My sister made use of Guided Imagery, Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Guided Relaxation, as well as other services, at no extra cost. I truly believe that, by addressing the mind, the body, and the soul, those services helped her get through chemo, radiation, and surgery. She fully embraced what she learned there and it made such a difference. At about 8 years in remission, she was again diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she had faced cancer before, this battle was different in that she chose different treatments; no chemo and a double mastectomy. She counted on the same techniques she learned at the CIHW to help her recover and cope. I am so grateful to this organization.
When the Kensie Cares program begun, I knew immediately where I would send the donation had I ever won the award. It feels so good to have come full circle.
Many thanks once again to Jennifer Walters for all her contributions here at KensieMae, and to Marin General Hospital for the impact they have on the lives of others!
You can read more about the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness and their generous efforts via their website.
In honor of the company’s namesake and her generosity and willingness to help others in need, KensieMae is very proud to promote our Kensie Cares program. Kensie Cares embodies the spirit of both rewarding our amazing team with a little well-deserved show of appreciation for their continued efforts, and at the same time helping provide some much-needed love and support for those in need.
Each quarter, the KensieMae employee who has most shown and exemplified the quality of work, initiative, ingenuity, teamsmanship, and exceptional effort that KensieMae prides its reputation on (both to our Clients & Partners as well as internally), shall receive special recognition and, additionally, a $1000.00 donation will be made in that recipient’s name to the deserving charity of their choosing. This achievement will be announced on the company website, social media, and blogs as a proud display to all of the emphasis, importance, and value that KensieMae places on both its hard-working team and in giving back to the communities in which we live.