Saint Alphonsus selected as candidate for the Livestrong Community Impact Project
Saint Alphonsus has been selected as a candidate for the Livestrong Community Impact Project, which was created to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the United States.
Finalists will be determined through an online voting campaign that began on Wed., Mar. 7 . Applicants with the top votes per region will receive a financial award of support to replicate and implement a sustainable program dedicated to supporting families fighting cancer.
Finalists will also receive tools and resources from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the organization established in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.
If selected in 2012, Saint Alphonsus would receive $10,000 in funding and technical assistance to further develop its palliative care programming on behalf of Treasure Valley patients living with cancer and other serious illness. These efforts would result in Saint Alphonsus becoming the first Joint Commission-certified, hospital-based palliative care provider in the state of Idaho, ensuring that area patients and families will benefit from the most advanced and effective services available. To date, only a small number of hospitals nationwide have successfully sought this new certification, which was first introduced in 2011.
Voting ends on March 23 at 4:00 p.m. For more information about the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project and to vote, visit http://vote.livestrong.org/.