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LIVESTRONG

November 08, 2010 12:39 ET

LIVESTRONG® Announces Community Impact Project Award Recipients

63 Organizations Will Receive Nearly $800,000 to Help People Affected by Cancer

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  Today LIVESTRONG® announced the recipients of the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project, which is investing nearly $800,000 to bring proven cancer support programs to 63 organizations across the United States. The project was created by LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action. (See pgs. 2-3 for complete list of award recipients.)

"LIVESTRONG is dedicated to providing the best direct services to people affected by cancer and encourages our supporters to be actively involved in leading the unified LIVESTRONG movement against cancer," said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of LIVESTRONG. "The LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project is exercising an innovative approach that engages more people in our mission and allows them to play a critical role in the organization's programming."

One hundred seventy-nine qualified hospitals, cancer centers and community organizations in eight regions across the United States were selected to participate in an online voting campaign, in which more than 260,000 votes were cast over a two-week period. Finalists with the most votes are receiving a financial award of support from LIVESTRONG to help replicate and implement one or more of the following three programs:

LIVESTRONG is also recognizing these programs with the E. Lee Walker Imagination Award, an annual financial award given to innovators in the field of cancer survivorship. 

LIVESTRONG is committed to supporting community organizations in their efforts to help cancer survivors face the challenges and changes that come with cancer. Since its inception in 1997, the organization has invested more than $68 million in community-centered organizations.

About LIVESTRONG
Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and based in Austin, Texas, LIVESTRONG fights for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. LIVESTRONG connects individuals to the support they need, leverages funding and resources to spur innovation and engages communities and leaders to drive social change. Known for the iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG's mission is to inspire and empower anyone affected by cancer. For more information, visit www.LIVESTRONG.org.

LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Award Finalists

  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center -- Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders -- Phoenix, AZ
  • Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center/Miller Children's Hospital -- Long Beach, CA
  • The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community -- Walnut Creek, CA
  • The Children's Hospital -- Aurora, CO
  • Penrose Cancer Center -- Colorado Springs, CO
  • Children's National Medical Center -- Washington, DC
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children -- Wilmington, DE
  • University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute -- Jacksonville, FL
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando (in partnership with United Arts of Central Florida) -- Orlando, FL
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando (Orlando Cancer Center) -- Orlando, FL
  • Broward Health -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Gilda's Club South Florida -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Piedmont Hospital Cancer Center -- Atlanta, GA
  • St. Luke's Health Care Foundation -- Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mercy Foundation -- Des Moines, IA
  • Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center -- Boise, ID
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA - Caldwell Branch -- Boise, ID
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA - Downtown Branch -- Boise, ID
  • Wellness House -- Hinsdale, IL
  • Advocate Hope Children's Hospital -- Oak Lawn, IL
  • Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital -- Park Ridge, IL
  • Riley Children's Foundation -- Indianapolis, IN
  • St. Vincent Cancer Center -- Indianapolis, IN
  • Memorial Children's Hospital of South Bend -- South Bend, IN
  • Norton Cancer Institute -- Louisville, KY
  • Children's Hospital Boston -- Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital -- Boston, MA
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital - Pediatric Oncology Inpatient and Outpatient Division -- Baltimore, MD
  • The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing -- Lewiston, ME
  • Spectrum Health -- Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
  • Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics -- Kansas City, MO
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine -- St. Louis, MO
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine -- St. Louis, MO
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital -- St. Louis, MO
  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Chapel Hill, NC
  • Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Family Support Program -- Durham, NC
  • Leo Jenkins Cancer Center -- Greenville, NC
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center -- Winston-Salem, NC
  • Sanford Health (formerly MeritCare) -- Fargo, ND
  • Atlantic Health -- Morristown, NJ
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region -- Albany, NY
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center -- Stony Brook, NY
  • Akron Children's Hospital -- Akron, OH
  • Ireland Cancer Center and The Gathering Place -- Cleveland, OH
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital -- Columbus, OH
  • St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network -- Bethlehem, PA
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC -- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center -- Spartanburg, SC
  • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health System/Avera Cancer Institute -- Sioux Falls, SD
  • Cookeville Regional Cancer Center -- Cookeville, TN
  • Texas Oncology -- Austin, TX
  • Cook Children's Medical Center -- Ft. Worth, TX
  • Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UTHSCSA -- San Antonio, TX
  • Intermountain Healthcare/Dixie Regional Medical Center -- St. George, UT
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond -- Henrico, VA
  • Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center -- Mount Vernon, WA
  • Providence Regional Cancer System -- Olympia, WA
  • Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation -- Seattle, WA
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital -- Spokane, WA
  • Harmony Hill Retreat Center -- Union, WA
  • Gilda's Club Madison -- Middleton, WI

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