It’s your last chance to vote in the 2012 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. As a reminder, this year’s project offers 4 great programs up for grabs.
The Creative Center: Hospital Artist in Residence Program:
Since its inception in 1994, The Creative Center has been dedicated to bringing the arts to people with cancer, chronic illness and through all stages of life as a way to help them discover their own creative resources while meeting the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA:
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based program that offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.
Certification for Advanced Palliative Care:
In 2011, The Joint Commission launched its Palliative Care Advanced Certification, designed for hospitals wishing recognition for providing state-of-the-art palliative care services to patients and families throughout the continuum of a serious illness. This initiative seeks 20 hospital-affiliated cancer centers wishing to achieve the new Joint Commission certification.
Pillars4Life is a patient/caregiver support program that has been proven to enhance quality-of-life for cancer patients and that allows hospitals and their social workers to more efficiently triage and attend to the psychosocial needs of a much greater number of patients.
Why should you vote? Your vote says “This issue of cancer support is important to me and my community.” By voting you are showing that you support those affected by cancer. When you share your vote with others it informs them about the great programs, will ensure that these programs are utilized in the community and encourages them to vote as well. The organizations that get the most votes will receive the great programs listed above. Make cancer support a priority for your community and get your neighbors, friends and loved ones to vote in the 2012 Community Impact Project. Voting ends at 5pm CDT tomorrow.