The Cancer Project Update
Sixteen New Instructors Join The Cancer Project
Congratulations to the 16 Food for Life instructors chosen from nearly 200 applicants for an intensive three-day training to teach our nutrition and cooking classes for cancer survivors. This highly qualified group includes instructors from Massachusetts, Colorado, South Carolina, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Check the website to find classes in your area: CancerProject.org/Classes.
Classy Awards Winner: The Cancer Project as Best Awareness Campaign
Food for Life instructor Kate Oakland, Cancer Project managing director Lauray MacElhern, and PCRM major gifts officer Missy Woodward at the Classy Awards ceremony.
The Cancer Project has been named Washington’s most effective awareness campaign for 2010! The Classy Awards recognizes the top philanthropic achievements by organizations and individuals in major cities nationwide. Americans voted for the winners, who were announced in a ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Thank you to everyone who helped us win this prestigious award.
Book Angels Needed to Bring Survivor’s Guide to Libraries
The Cancer Project has expanded its Book Angel program beyond medical waiting rooms to public libraries. Last year, the newly launched Book Angel program enabled Cancer Project supporters to fund the distribution of The Cancer Survivor’s Guide to cancer support groups, oncology centers, and physicians’ offices.
Providing The Cancer Survivor’s Guide in public libraries will help this critically important information improve even more lives—enabling people to take control of their health to prevent or survive cancer.
Your gift of $20 or more enables a public library to receive a copy of the guide, and you will be acknowledged as the donor. You can specify which library system receives the guide, or we will send it to a library in greatest need. We’ll also make a special tribute webpage for those who participate. This effort can make an enormous difference. Please become a Book Angel today. Sign up at CancerProject.org.