26.02.2021

A ray of hope for the gynecological cancer ward at Berlin's Charité

Every week, around 100 women come to the Gynecological Tumor Center and the European Competence Center for Ovarian Cancer (EKZE) at the Charité Hospital in Berlin. 100 women who have already gone through a lot because of their serious diagnosis and who will still go through a lot. The treatments are not only debilitating, but also lengthy. "You have to spend a lot of time here," says one patient. "This is time when you have to focus on your inner self." Unfortunately, however, she says, conditions are often cramped and the atmosphere oppressive rather than conducive to good health.

This was also the experience of Tina Müller from Berlin a few years ago when she accompanied her mother Roswitha to chemotherapy. Only a small aquarium brightened up the dreary atmosphere. The communication designer quickly decided to transform the chemo outpatient clinic into a healing and stimulating place and thus help the patients in their serious health crisis. She quickly found supporters in the executive director of the gynecological clinic, Prof. Dr. med. Jalid Sehouli, among others. The initiative was named "Rosi" - after Tina Müller's mother Roswitha. 

In the meantime, a number of projects have already been implemented thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. For example, the area now has free Internet access for female patients and can offer yoga and breathing technique courses, as well as comfortable therapy chairs and a fragrance concept. The volunteer "Rosi" helpers and Charité staff have further plans: a holistic room and lighting concept as well as a content concept and learning and meeting opportunities are on the wish list. 

Ströer Berlin supported the current fundraising campaign with an Infoscreen circuit for several days at technical costs. In this way, we are helping to ensure that the chemo outpatient clinic increasingly becomes a place of exchange and encourages those affected.