In honor of Courtney Dickson Whalen, the Strike Out Fear Foundation is dedicating our current research into complementary treatments and healing to Courtney’s memory, and to her family— Will, Tyler, and Price. As Courtney navigated her cancer treatment she and Will became increasingly aware that Western medicine, with all of its advances, does not — for the most part — honor the psychological and spiritual challenges faced by the patient. The integration of the body, mind, and soul in treatment is essential for healing.
When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, it impacts everyone in their sphere. Often, for fear of “doing the wrong thing” friends and family hold back offering comfort and support. See our Support a Loved One section for information on what cancer patients find truly helpful.
David and the foundation were the subject of a recent NBC Bay Area Proud segment. Each week Garvin Thomas profiles the people, groups, and companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities.
The David Benzer Strike Out Fear Foundation works to change the experience of people being treated for cancer, through support and resources that combat fear and nurture hope. By providing amenities for cancer clinics and waiting rooms, the Foundation has transformed the environment of treatment centers across the United States – helping to build a bridge from fear to hope for thousands of people.
The mission of The David Benzer Strike Out Fear Foundation is to help people fighting cancer stay strong and hopeful for the long haul: providing resources that combat fear and sustain the spirit – from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.