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ASTRO selects 2 California cancer patient support organizations to receive Survivor Circle grants
Date:8/26/2014

s Konnected will use the Survivor Circle grant to serve approximately 40 clients through its Santa Cruz Support Group this year and to send care packages to children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"The Survivor Circle grant will allow Kids Konnected the opportunity to reach our goal to reduce the negative effects experienced by families coping with a parent's cancer," said Jackie Bauer, executive director of Kids Konnected. "When a parent starts to see the positive effects Kids Konnected has on their child, there is a sense of relief and gratitude that comes over the parents. When a smile reappears on their child's face, that is the magic of Kids Konnected. We are thankful for ASTRO's Survivor Circle grant to help us continue to provide these important resources for children, teens and parents in California and across the country."

The Breast and Gyn Health Project (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) provides a variety of information and support services for patients and families facing breast or gynecologic cancers. Based in Arcata, California, the organization has supported more than 2,300 people since its founding in 1997. The Breast and Gyn Health Project also offers four bi-weekly support groups for individuals with any kind of cancer, a community lending library with information on the clinical aspects of cancer and wellness, and assistance to help patients navigate the medical system. The Survivor Circle grant will help provide transportation for radiation therapy patients, lodging assistance and radiation therapy kits with information and tips for patients undergoing radiation treatment.

"In our rural community, people sometimes travel two hours or more over treacherous, long and winding mountain roads to receive their cancer treatment. People facing cancer who do not have reliable transportation or loved ones to drive them will sometimes opt to not get treatment," said Rose Gale-Zoellick, MSW, MPH, executive d
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American Society for Radiation Oncology
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