We at the National Cheers Foundation believe in “Celebrating Life through Life’s Celebrations.” It is our mission to empower women to live life with vitality, free from the five primary health threats, which are heart disease, mental illness, cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases. We intend to raise funds in support of organizations that endeavor to help women improve their lives through care, health, education, empowerment, research and support.
What We Do
The National Cheers Foundation was established in the summer of 2012 by a group of caring professionals and community leaders in La Jolla, California. Facilitated by our annual gala and “joie de vivre” grant program, the foundation raises funds to support medical research and health institutions, health advocacy groups and outreach programs, and has developed a resource and educational program that offers to women the ability to empower themselves.
We Give Thanks
We are now excepting grant applications for 2015. The grants currently on our website are 2014 grants.
The National Cheers Foundation is proud to support the First Annual Betty Barwise Page McLean Award Recipient:
In 2012, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center opened the new Douglas and Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center – this cancer center combines advanced technology with critical features that provide comfort and healing. With a grant from the National Cheers Foundation, our goal to support the clinical heath care and social support needs of women diagnosed with cancer in the low-income, uninsured communities of South County can be greatly enhanced through our Patient Navigator Program. This program provides necessity bags, wigs, and scarves, lymphedema supplies and transportation assistance. In the past, we had only been able to offer this service to breat cancer patients – the support of the National Cheers Foundation will help expand this service to women dealing with cancer. Women diagnosed with cancer experience such an emotional journey from the time of diagnosis to deciding on surgery and making the transition from patient to survivor. For those less fortunate, support from the community is vitally important.