Complementary Medicine

We want to help those who need it.

Our Mission is to provide emotional, financial, and educational support for individuals living with a life threatening illness who seek alternative treatments not normally covered by traditional health insurance plans.

Maria Zuccala-Burke

Meet Maria

Maria’s heart and soul inspired us to form our charitable foundation. We have all been and continue to be touched by Maria’s courage, strength, and tenacity throughout her journey with cancer.

Maria was diagnosed at age 42 with stage 3 breast cancer. She had undergone extensive medical treatments while caring for three young children, never letting her positive attitude waiver. Maria was in remission. In 2007 she experienced a recurrence and was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had metastasized to her bones. In November 2012 Maria’s journey ended.

We personally watched Maria benefit greatly using complementary medicine. These treatments improved her wellness and enabled her to have more quality time with her children, friends and family.

Maria always took the time, while undergoing treatments, to join and actively participate in other foundations that provided assistance to women with breast cancer. She served as the vice-president of a major charitable foundation. Maria actively ran a program that provided meals for cancer patients. Within the foundation, Maria also coordinated a support program for the children of cancer survivors. Maria sat on the executive board of the foundation and helped in all the event planning for fundraising. She was involved on a deep personal level with the people living with cancer that relied on this foundation.

Maria was an active member of her community. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 20 years, served as PTA President of her children’s elementary school, and chaired many school and PTA committees.