awarded Komen grant
Having Cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. That is the motto of The American Cancer Society, who teamed up with Syringa Hospital in 2008 to open the first Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in the area.
The Cancer Resource Center is designed to increase the Society’s outreach to cancer patients and the general public. Its trained volunteers supply information regarding cancer diagnoses, treatment options - including chemotherapy and radiation, early detection and risk reduction, community programs and services for cancer patients and their families.
This year, the center has received some help. The Bosie Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has agreed to grant Syringa Hospital funds in the amount of $2300 to help finance their educational support program.
With the funds from the Komen grant, the CRC was able to purchase several self-examination breast models, a display board, printed materials and numerous items to handout during presentations.
“The breast self-exam model that was obtained with the grant money is an excellent teaching tool for women of all ages. It will give women the chance to become better educated about what is normal and what signs to watch for that require attention by a health care provider,” stated Margaret Myers, RN, and the CRC Volunteer Coordinator.
It is our goal to increase women’s knowledge about breast cancer and hopefully- save lives,” she added.
The CRC also provides vital local support for women with breast cancer. The Reach for Recovery volunteers are often breast cancer survivors who offer advice, empathy, and a caring presence in the lives of women who make use of the center. The Road to Recovery program offers cancer patients a way to get to their treatments – including radiation – in a safe, secure, and stress-free manner.
The Syringa Cancer Resource Center will be participating in Grangeville’s Relay for Life event, the Grangeville Elementary Health Fair, and the Idaho County Fair.
The Cancer Outreach Center is located at 202 North A Street in Grangeville, and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the American Cancer Society/Syringa Hospital and Clinics Cancer Resource Center, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 208-983-3592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.