Carolinas HealthCare System
Summer 2012

Grassroots Cancer Support Projects

Three Levine Cancer Institute organizations each won $10,000 LIVESTRONG grants for cancer programs and patient support thanks to votes from the community. These grants bring national attention and funds from the LIVESTRONG organization to North and South Carolina cancer patients.

Carolinas HealthCare System’s LIVESTRONG Community Impact Projects winners are:

The Creative Center, Hospital Artist in Residence: Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC. This program is a partnership with UNC-Charlotte to help patients and families to express their cancer journey through many art mediums.

livestrongLIVESTRONG at the YMCA: Stanly County YMCA, in partnership with Stanly Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, NC. This program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

Certification for Advanced Palliative Care-Pillars4Life: Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC. Certification for Advanced Palliative Care provides fully integrated care of the mind, body and spirit for people facing a longterm cancer-care journey, including counseling, nutrition and a variety of medical services. Pillars4Life enhances the quality of life for cancer patients by helping cancer centers efficiently attend to the needs of a greater number of patients.

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