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A few weeks ago we unveiled the 2011 Community Impact Project programs. This week we are asking for all community organizations from universities to community organizations to YMCA’s to clinics and hospitals to apply for the funding. Approximately $700,000 will be awarded through four different award types and will be awarded to approximately 90 organizations. Don’t wait to the last minute to apply! Below is a little more about each program. Keep in mind that your organization may apply for multiple programs.

Camp Kesem:

Camp Kesem is a university-based summer camp program. College students fundraise and host the camps, free of charge for children with a parent who has, or has had cancer. The program began in 2001 with Stanford University hosting a camp for 37 children affected by cancer. Camp Kesem has since grown through replication to 23 additional universities hosting camps serving over 1,000 children a year.

LIVESTRONG Promotores Training Program:

The LIVESTRONG Promotores Training Program addresses the needs of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors, LIVESTRONG created a cancer survivorship training curriculum to increase Hispanic/Latino community health workers, otherwise known as Promotores, knowledge and confidence on the physical, emotional and day-to-day concerns of cancer survivors. To date, LIVESTRONG has trained over 500 Promotores across the country.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their “new normal.” The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

Cancer Transitions:

Cancer Transitions is a program features written materials as well as interactive components to address the long-term effects of cancer treatment, as well as survivors’ psychosocial needs during their transition to life after treatment. The six-week series incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, as well as addressing other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program also provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in Cancer Transitions.

We are asking community organizations to submit applications before April 27th at 5pm to be considered for community voting. Applicants may apply for more than one model program, applications must be submitted separately for each model program. The next step, community voting, is intended to activate your community to show that the program will be utilized and have the ability to be promoted in your town.

Okay organizations, get ready, get set and APPLY!

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