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Dime Bank Foundation awards Del Function

posted by:
Carline Lutynski

(Norwich, CT) — Del Function received a Dime Bank Foundation grant for breast cancer survivors to relax and reduce their stress aboard the sailboat Valiant which will be located at American Wharf Marina in the Norwich harbor. The 1 hour relaxation sessions are complimentary to Connecticut area women regardless of stage of cancer, recurrence or type of treatment.  Final stage breast cancer women may use wave motion for its benefits of restful sleep and discomfort reduction.

Sessions will be held Monday through Friday, June through October 2010. At least one group of 4 women will be accommodated daily. The therapy will be available in fair and rainy weather. The sailboat remains dockside for easy access in boarding and exit for any necessities.

The women will experience the benefits of stress reduction using wave motion therapy as studied under UConn Health Center and Waterbury Hospital. This form of relaxation has proved comparable to the effect of yoga, therapeutic massage and mediation techniques without their limitations.

“Del Function is providing a much needed service to our community and Dime Bank Foundation is pleased and proud to support a relaxing and beneficial environment for women battling breast cancer,” said Dime president Jim Cronin.

About Dime Bank Foundation


In 1998, Dime Bank established the Dime Foundation; enabling the bank to support and give back to the communities it serves, providing funding for charitable, cultural, literary, scientific and educational non-profit organizations. The foundation accepts applications on a year-round basis. The board reviews requests quarterly. For more information on Dime Bank, please visit us at and click on the Foundation link.

See our new Relaxation Aboard page for the program brochure