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Safeway Foundation gives $10,000 grant to
the Enloe Regional Cancer Center’s Cancer Connections Program
CHICO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 – The Northern California Division of the Safeway Foundation has awarded the Enloe Foundation with a $10,000 grant to support the Enloe Regional Cancer Center – Cancer Connections Program. Enloe will use the money to launch a breast cancer survivorship program.
Every October, the Safeway Foundation conducts a campaign at Safeway store checkouts across the nation to raise funds for breast cancer research, awareness and treatment. The funds are distributed to organizations that provide services and treatments for people with cancer in communities where the store operates.
This is the Safeway Foundation’s second gift in two years for the Enloe Regional Cancer Center. This year’s grant money was raised through contributions collected in October 2009, when more than $18 million was donated, according to Susan Houghton of The Safeway Foundation.
“The Enloe Regional Cancer Center recognizes that women with breast cancer have not completed their cancer journey when treatment ends,” said Tiffany Capuano, director of the Enloe Regional Cancer Center. The Survivorship Program will help breast cancer survivors understand what to expect after treatment and adjust to the “new normal” of their lives. Its goals are to prevent recurrent or new cancers and other late effects of cancer treatment, and to assure that the patients’ health needs are being met by creating effective coordination among specialists, primary care providers and the patient, Capuano said.
The Survivorship Program will become part of the Enloe Cancer Connections program. The goal of Cancer Connections is to assist patients in understanding the full impact of cancer and to help them manage the social and psychological challenges that frequently come with having this disease. The program offers a case management team, support groups, national-award-winning healing arts projects, integrative medicine, and the Cancer Center Library. Fundraising helps Enloe provide these important services, which are not reimbursed by Medi-cal, Medicare or private insurance.
Clinical services at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center include radiation oncology, an infusion therapy clinic overlooking the beautiful Healing Garden; breast care; clinical trials; oncology tumor rounds; a cancer registry; a lymphedema program; and acupuncture clinics.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.