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St. Luke's named LIVESTRONG award recipient

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- St. Luke's Hospital was named a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient Monday. The project, created by LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action, will bring proven cancer support programs to 55 communities across the United States.

One hundred seventy-nine qualified hospitals, cancer centers and community organizations in eight regions across the United States were selected to participate in an online voting campaign. Over a two-week period, more than 260,000 votes were cast and St. Luke's was among the finalists. St. Luke's will use the $4,000 award to add a Cancer Transitions program for patients recovering from cancer. This program will complement the existing St. Luke's Cook Cancer Wellness Program, which is a free program that helps cancer patients improve their quality of life by providing physical, nutritional and psychosocial support.

Cancer Transitions™ is designed to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over. The program incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, as well as addressing other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program also provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in Cancer Transitions.

 

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