Support Organizations

These are Melonhead’s recommended practitioners!
Our therapies can be used as a complement to your treatment plan or as an alternative… we treat body, mind and soul to affect balance and health.

  • Unravel Body Therapy is the professional private practice of Michael W. Shuey, Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist and Aesthetician. Michael will customize your treatments using a variety of techniques for maximized results. Michael offers massage therapy including reiki and craniosacral massage, facials and skin care, body treatments, and waxing, tintings and peels.  Learn more about Michael and the services he offers at or give Michael a call 480-540-0166.
  • Jara Salmon offers Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) at the Wellness Center. SRT is an ancient form of healing that researches your subconscious and soul records, identifies themes and challenges, and works to remove programs and blockages that inhibit your life. Visit for more information or visit Jara at the Wellness Center and have Jara facilitate your healing process and release your emotional baggage and help move you forward with a new outlook. Visit  for more information, give Jara a phonecall at 480-213-5472 or send her an email at
  • Health Synergy – Dr. Jose Montoya. Leading edge, top of his field in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology and more.He is a liccensed acupuncturist with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and is currently working on his doctorate. Currently practicing at the Wannahealyah Wellness Center in Tempe. Learn more about Dr. Jose by calling 480-777-5522. Or email

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Natural Healing

The most effective and powerful therapy to support a cancer patient during their process is acupuncture. This treatment will support the body in restoring the immune system to its fullest potential resulting in the bodies own ability to heal itself. It will also detoxify the system of the poisons resulting from chemotherapy and radiation if acupuncture is used on an integrative basis. Some insurance companies do cover this treatment

HEALTH SYNERGY – Dr. Jose Montoya 480-777-5522 4515 S. McClintock Ste. 113-114, Tempe, AZ  85282 

CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE- The University of Arizona   www.

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Reduced or No Cost Flights for Families with Dependent Disabilities

Virgin Atlantic
(800) Fly – 4 – Les / (800) 862 – 8621
Special Needs Dept.
Ted Hollingsworth

National Patient Air Transport Hotline
(800) 296 – 1217
Helps people find free or reduced rates
for air travel for medical purposes.

Miracle Flights for Kids
(800) Fly – 1711

Angel Flight
4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Admin. Phone: 1-888-662-6794
Patient Phone: 1-877-621-7177
Fax: 1-757-318-9107

Arizona Supports Our Patient Aid Program

The Foundation is thrilled to acknowledge THE PETER AND THERESA CONTI FOUNDATION. These wonderful friends have become our benefactor. Supporting our Patients and Events. THANK YOU!



Phoenix Suns awarded $5000 for our Patient Services Programs in 2017.

Thunderbirds Charities awarded a program grant of $10,000 for Patient Programs in 2017.

The Sundt Foundation awarded $2500 to our Patient Services Program in 2017…


Melon Angels

The major contributors listed below have given over $1,000 to support our work. We graciously thank these ‘angels here on earth!’

Gila River Casino
Harrahs Ak-Chin
Joolz by Lisa
Just a Touch Painting
Kodman Family
Lisa A. Wright Fund
LNC Merchant Services
Newman’s Own Foundation
Old Erie Construction
PB Bell
Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix Suns
Rotary Club of Chandler
Roy’s Hawaiin Fusion Restaurant
The Kesner Family
The Printed Page
Thunderbird Charities
United Way
Unravel Body Therapy
Wells Fargo
Yale Brothers
T-Shirt Sponsor
T-Shirt Sponsor
Roy's Logo
Gila River

Our Family

The Melonhead Foundation awarded its first Patient Aid Grant in 1999. That year we only had funding for one family. Since that time each year, with the support of family and friends, the foundation has increased it’s support and revenues. Each year the number of families receiving financial support has increased. In December of 2006 we reached a milestone passing the $100,000 point in awards given. Thanks to all of you our second milestone was achieved in December 2009. Patient Assistance awards reached $203,000+. Happy to announce that in December 2013 we topped $325,000. A final milestone accomplished in October 2017 we passed our ultimate goal of $500,000 in Patient Aid Assitance to our Melonhead families.

When you support The Melonhead Foundation you are helping our families on a very personal level in a unique way, which most other cancer charities do not even address. It is impossible for us to share the impact you make in the lives of children with cancer but we hope these testimonials will give you some idea of the positive difference your support is making.

Click here to view one of our many recipients.


Pamela First, I want to tell you how impressed I am with Melonhead and the services it provides. Melonhead is unlike any organization that I’ve ever experienced. I look at Victoria’s health as a puzzle, some pieces are modern medicine, some natural healing, some spiritual etc. Now that we have found Melonhead, we have found our missing piece.
Mandi“Hi there!!!! I just wanted to let you know what a blessing it was to receive help from your foundation. It helped us catch up on our other monthly bills and helped me get a few things for Alysia that she really needed. It took the constant worry about being late on our bills away and I appreciate that so much!! Thank you for everything that you do!!! God Bless and Merry Christmas.”
Stacy“I just wanted to extend my gratitude one more time. My daughter received all that you sent and actually went to Target that day and got formula! All their spirits seem to be holding up and Aidan (with a white cell count of 1) was break dancing for me last night (he’s 4 1/2)…life was good last night!”
Charlie“I wanted to let you know that Charlie absolutely loved his IPOD, he got $20.00 from Grandpa so I’m taking him today to buy a case for it. He carries it everywhere with him and took it on our chemo trip to Vegas yesterday.”
Tracy“This is more than good news, this is a miracle from God that I appreciate more than words. going for another chemo this weekend in the hospital, this gift will allow me to breath a little better this holiday. Please express my gratitude to your organization.”
Kristin“Thank you so much DEB! This is an amazing family…who needs so much support right now after their loss of their little angel. I ran the PF CHANGS marathon for her and all our kids. I cannot thank you enough for what you do and I just know they will be so grateful! YOUR ORGANIZATION IS AMAZING!”
Colin (Illaria has monthly homeopathic sessions in Tucson – Melonhead is funding the treatment for one year) – “Wow, that is such wonderful news! We are SO incredibly grateful!”
Jennifer“Thank you so much. This will help out so much this holiday season. If there is anything you need me to do just let me know.”
Jason (a social worker at TuNidito in Tucson) – “Wonderful news…thank you sooo much!!! What a huge relief this is going to be for this family.”
Gail“I can’t express how grateful I am for all your help!!!!”
Susan (a single mom and her daughter needs a second transplant in Washington state – Melonhead is making the house payment for the three months they’ll be gone) – “Oh Praise God!!!!!…You have no idea…how much of a relief this will be! We really do serve an Awesome God!”
Caravantes Family“My family has really been run through the ringer lately and I had lost hope that there was any help out there. Our families have for the most part written us off and none of them offer us any help or support whatsoever. We are still in grave danger of losing our home and none of them care. We are slowly getting caught up. We wouldn’t even still have a home if it weren’t for you guys at the Melonhead Foundation. Our son, DJ, is fighting and it is the scariest thing I have ever experienced watcing my child go though this and not be able to fix it. Thank you so very, very much for everything you have done for us. Thank you so very, very much, you are a blessing. And I pray for the continued support of the Melonhead Foundation.”
Tammy“I am so thankful for the Melonhead Foundation for choosing Kellie to be one of their children to support. It has increased her energy levels and she is sleeping better at night. Without the Melonhead Foundation’s help for Vemma, Kellie would not be able to take it and I would not be able to pay for this by myself. Thank you all for your help.”

Donate Now

Your tax-deductible donation will immediately help families dealing with cancer. Thank you for your generosity!


To mail your donation, make your check payable to The Melonhead Foundation and send to:

The Melonhead Foundation
PO Box 10963
Tempe, AZ  85284
Thank you!