The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia is now accepting applications for the 2012 Cancer Care Grants: Helping Patients and Families Through Local Organizations. The grants are designed to help support local non-profit, community–based health or advocacy organizations that assist patients undergoing cancer treatment.
“Since 2006, our Cancer Care Grants have been vital to our mission. They have created a way to support regional non-profits throughout South Georgia that directly assist cancer patients and their families,” said Cancer Coalition CEO Diane Fletcher.
Grants up to $4,000 are awarded to programs that provide cancer patients with medications to manage cancer-related symptoms such as pain or nausea, cancer-related prostheses, physician recommended or prescribed nutritional support, medical equipment and supplies, transportation for cancer-related medical visits, child care needed for a patient to receive care, treatment location lodging, rent/utility/grocery costs assistance, and home accessibility or mobility support.
The patients and their families served by these funds must live in the Cancer Coalition’s 32-county service area. Applicants must also not have been funded by the Cancer Coalition in the last two funding cycles.
More than $158,000 has been awarded since Cancer Care Grants were first created in 2006. Past recipients include: Archbold Memorial Hospital, Mitchell County Food Bank, Lowndes County Partnership Cancer Fund, PinkPals Breast Cancer Support Group, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Healthcare Advocates of Berrien County, Partnership for LIFE, Tift Regional Medical Center, Grady County Help Agencies, South Georgia Medical Center, Spring Creek Health Cooperative and Southwest Georgia Community Action Council.
The only regional partnership organization in South Georgia dedicated to cancer, the Cancer Coalition coordinates, facilitates, and supports cancer research, outreach, screening, education and prevention. The Cancer Coalition works through partnerships with healthcare, academic, industry, faith-based, survivor, public health, and community service organizations in the area.
For a complete list of the Cancer Coalition’s 32-county region and for Cancer Care Grant information and an application, visit www.sgacancer.org.
Applications can also be obtained by contacting Jennifer Johnston at 229.312.1700 or Jennifer.Johnston@sgacancer.org.
Proposals are due September 28, 2012.