We’re happy to announce the three Model Programs selected for replication in the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s 2014 Community Impact Project (CIP). $1 million in awards will fund the replication of the following programs in 39 sites across the U.S., providing support to cancer survivors and their families both during and post treatment.
The 2014 Community Impact Project Model Programs are:
- Jeffrey Frank Wacks Music Therapy Program – An essential component of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s integrative approach to caring for cancer patients, using music therapy to reduce stress, improve pain management, enhance wellness and provide comfort and support for cancer patients and their caregivers.
- Pablove Shutterbugs – This signature arts program of The Pablove Foundation teaches children living with cancer to express their creative voice through the art of photography. Students learn from professional photography mentors while developing their creativity, self-esteem and independence.
- VitalHearts: Secondary Trauma Resiliency – VitalHearts provides training and assistance to cancer treatment providers who suffer from secondary or vicarious trauma. Their Secondary Trauma Resilience Training (STRT) revitalizes care providers, often saving careers of those who work with cancer patient and survivors by making them more resilient.
Applications are now open for hospitals, cancer centers and community organizations wanting to bring one or more of these programs to their communities. The deadline to apply for the one of the Community Impact Project model programs is Friday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. CST. Accepted applicants then move onto the project’s online voting campaign, March 24—April 9, which allows the public to determine where the money goes among eight U.S. regions. The awarded sites will be announced on April 15.
There are now more than 300 programs in the U.S. that were given seed funding from LIVESTRONG‘s Community Impact Project and continue to provide emotional, practical and financial help to those affected by cancer. For questions concerning the application process, check out our Community Impact FAQs or email Community@LIVESTRONG.org.