Santa Monica’s John Wayne Cancer Institute announced last week that it received a community program grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) to support its Brander Nutritional Oncology Counseling Program.
The Institute was among more than two dozen community, non-profit organizations across the country to receive LAF grants to help people with the physical, emotional, and practical challenges of cancer.
The program provides financial assistance and practical advice for community-centered cancer survivorship initiatives like the Brander Nutritional Oncology Counseling Program. Through the program, the John Wayne Cancer Institute will assist cancer patients with nutritional counseling to patients to reduce side effects, prevent malnutrition and support the effectiveness of their cancer therapy.
“The LAF community program grant plays a vital part in the furthering of John Wayne Cancer Institute’s mission,” said Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D, director of the program. “We are honored and excited to be among such an extraordinary group of recipients who all share a passion for helping people with cancer live strong.”
“We are pleased to support John Wayne Cancer Institute in its efforts to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors and their loved ones,” said Andy Miller, associate director of public health at the LAF. “Together, we are helping people with cancer live strong.”For more information about John Wayne Cancer Institute, call 800-262-6259 or visit www.jwci.org.