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LIVESTRONG

April 14, 2011 07:00 ET

LIVESTRONG® Offers Funding to Universities, Cancer Centers and Nonprofits

Deadline to Apply Is April 27, 2011

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - LIVESTRONG® is pleased to announce the opening of the foundation's 2011 Community Impact Project application process. The simple application allows people to potentially fund up to four programs within their community that would better the lives of those affected by cancer. Funded programs will support thousands of people both during and post treatment, along with their families.

The 2011 Community Impact Project will offer more than $700,000 in implementation awards to 90 selected applicants including hospitals, cancer centers, university organizations and community-based organizations. The provided awards will fund the replication of four programs selected for their proven ability to provide necessary programming and support to those affected by cancer. This represents the largest number of financial awards LIVESTRONG has granted in a single year in the history of the foundation. LIVESTRONG is the brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action.

The programs selected for 2011 replication are:

  • Camp Kesem: A university based, student coordinated, summer camp for children with a parent who has or has had cancer. LIVESTRONG will fund the implementation of 12 new camps at universities this year and will engage thousands of young adults in the process.

  • Cancer Transitions: Co-created by LIVESTRONG and the Cancer Support Community, this life after cancer program will be replicated in 35 new cities to help survivors address post treatment issues and concerns.

  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: LIVESTRONG's physical activity program at the YMCA is currently operating in 40 U.S. cities. Through the 2011 project, this innovative program will expand to an additional 20-25 cities.

  • LIVESTRONG Promotores Training Program: Provides a professional development opportunity for promotores (public health workers) to improve their cancer knowledge and take key information back into Hispanic/Latino communities.

Organizations chosen to implement one of the model programs will receive up to $10,000 to support the implementation. They will also receive a toolkit consisting of facilitator manuals, participant materials and evaluation forms; training and support from the model program's staff; access to additional LIVESTRONG tools and resources; and a full report on the historical replication of this program upon completion.

The financial awards provided by the 2010 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project are currently being implemented at 80 sites including hospitals, cancer centers and community-based organizations across the nation and will provide support to an estimated 31,000 people affected by cancer upon completion. LIVESTRONG is committed to supporting community organizations in their efforts to help cancer survivors face the challenges and changes that come with cancer and has invested nearly $70 million in community-centered organizations.

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation
LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Known for its iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $400 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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