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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado.

The goal of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact in the field of cancer prevention. For the 2012 grants cycle, applications were submitted from groups across the country focusing on innovative and unique ways to increase cancer prevention, early detection and education.

2012 Community Grant snapshots:

  • Powwow 4 Hope – The program goal is to increase cancer awareness and prevention knowledge and share information on available cancer prevention and screening resources to 3,000 American Indian event participants.
  • L.E.A.P. Young Adult Cancer (Learning, Education, Awareness, Prevention) – This project aims to impact adolescent and young adult cancers by educating medical students early in their careers; impacting their interaction with patients and empowering the medical professionals to share the knowledge with college and high school students.
  • Play it Safe Utah –This grant project will provide sun safety education and sunscreen to youth, parents and coaches through soccer leagues and with the help of professional soccer player Chris Wengert.
  • Health Care Access Program – The Women’s Resource Center in Colorado will provide breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine education and screening for women facing barriers and disparities to care, especially Latinas, low income, uninsured and ethnic and cultural populations.

Read more about the 2012 grantees and previous grant awards.

The Foundation is proud to support the FY12 grantees and their work to provide cancer prevention education and screening at the community level.