Pink Chair Project RVA - FAQ

What are the ways I can apply for a Pink Chair for my use after recovery from breast surgery?


Go to the Pink Chair Project RVA web page: https://www.thehawthorne.org/pinkchairprojectrva




Is the application online only?


Yes




Do I need a referral from a licensed medical practitioner to apply?


Yes




How do I know that my application has been received and is being considered?


You will receive a notification from The Pink Chair Project RVA Committee




Who considers my application?


A committee of key members of the Pink Chair Project RVA Team




How will I know when a Pink Chair recliner has been granted to me?


You will receive an email notification




Who is my contact to arrange for the recliner to come to my home?


A Pink Chair Project RVA team member will contact you to arrange delivery / pickup




Will I receive instructions for the use of the electronic recliner?


Yes, as part of the delivery packet




What are the restrictions and cautions for the use of the recliner that I should be aware of?


The details will be included in your delivery packet




What else will I receive with the recliner on the day of its arrival to my home?


You will receive comfort accessories as part of your packet.




What should I do at home to prepare for the arrival of the recliner?


Clear space for a typical recliner with access to a power outlet




How long can I use the recliner?


4-6 weeks. When you sleep laying down and feel you can do so safely and comfortably without the chair, please call or email support to have the chair picked up for the next patient who needs it. We support your care as well as encourage your eventual autonomy of returning to normal activity.




What do I do if I need to extend the time of using the Pink Chair?


Send an email to our support team or call the support person found in your delivery packet.




Why do I need to answer all the questions on the application and how will it help you to evaluate my need for the recliner?


The questions are thoughtfully constructed to validate your medical claim, understand your personal needs, and enable us to determine potential issues with delivering the recliner.




What do I do if there is a malfunction with the electronic recliner?


You will contact our support contact via email and/or phone. The contact details will be in your delivery packet. Alternately, you can contact support via our web page. https://www.thehawthorne.org/pinkchairprojectrva




Who is my contact for the retrieval of the recliner when I have completed its use?


You will contact a member of our support team.




What questions, concerns and resources can you help me with while using the recliner during my healing process


Our support team will be available to assist you during your time of need.




How can I prepare for the return of the Pink Chair?


Provide a clear path for the team member who is assigned to pick up the recliner.




If I wanted to write a thank you, to whom and what should I correspond with?


Testimonials with picture and/or video are wonderful ways to inform the cancer community about the importance of our program. Please submit your correspondence to the support email address (email address link). Alternatively, a submission form is available on the webpage, just click the button entitled “Testimony. This form provides a space to include your message and attach a picture or short video. When using this form, it is implied that we have your permission to use your content on our webpage and/or other outreach media.




If I wanted to volunteer to give a testimonial on the Pink Chair RVA website to encourage others to apply, how can this be arranged?


Testimonials with picture and/or video are wonderful ways to inform the cancer community about the importance of our program. Please submit your correspondence to the support email address (email address link). Alternatively, a submission form is available on the webpage, just click the button entitled “Testimony. This form provides a space to include your message and attach a picture or short video. When using this form, it is implied that we have your permission to use your content on our webpage and/or other outreach media.




Where can I offer suggestions for Pink Chair RVA?


Submit your suggestions via the “Suggestions” button on our webpage.




How can I financially support the Pink Chair Project RVA?


Tap the donate button on our webpage and you will be presented with various electronic payment options or write out your check in the name of The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation in C/O THE PINK CHAIR PROJECT RVA. The address is 1401 Johnston Willis Drive, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235. The Executive Director of the Hawthorne Cancer Foundation is Steve Thornton. He can be reached at stevet@thehawthorne.org or 804-314-7690 mobile.