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The 19 Ofer Malls throughout Israel have enlisted to raise money for the Tal Center, a non-profit organization whose central goal is to change the culture of cancer care.
The Tal Center was established in 2013 as a center for integrative oncology by Zohar and Yankale Jacobson, who lost their beloved daughter, Tal, to cancer when she was just 26 years old. After her passing, her parents decided to take strength from their pain, go back to the hospital and bring light with them. The light of Tal.
Ofer Malls has begun a mass funding project to aid the center: For every shekel donated, Ofer Malls will double the amount and add their own shekel. Every shekel you donate here
will go directly towards treating and supporting cancer patients.
The project's goal is to raise NIS 50,000 to fund touch therapy for children for a full year. The treatments, including shiatsu, tuina and acupuncture, are free of charge according to the needs of the child, to help them deal with the difficult symptoms of the disease and the side effects of treatment (pain, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, weakness and more.)
In March 2015 the Tal Center non-profit was formed. The organization was set up based on the need to change the culture of cancer care, resulting the lack that Tal’s family felt when she was struggling with the disease. Its activities include: holistic support for patients - children, adolescents and adults - using complementary (integrative) medicine; a digital space for the patient community and young people on the road to recovery; research; and working to create awareness about nutrition.