Today LIVESTRONG announced the recipients of the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project, which is investing more than $700,000 to bring proven cancer support programs to more than 90 sites across the United States. This represents the largest number of community-based financial awards LIVESTRONG has granted in a single year in the history of the foundation.
Two hundred qualified hospitals, cancer centers, university students and community organizations in eight regions across the United States were selected to participate in the project?s online voting campaign. The finalists of the campaign receive an award to help replicate and implement one or more of the following four programs:
? Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment is designed to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over.
? Camp Kesem is a university-based summer camp program for children with a parent who has, or has had cancer.
? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity and well-being program developed to help people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals.
? LIVESTRONG Promotores Training Program addresses the needs of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors through a survivorship training curriculum for Hispanic/Latino community health workers’, otherwise known as Promotores, focused on the physical, emotional and day-to-day concerns of cancer survivors.
More than 340,000 votes were cast over a three-week period. The winners have been chosen and here they are! Congrats to all those that participated in this year’s Community Impact Project- voters and organizations.