La Jolla’s National Cheers Foundation awards first grants
After completing its first grants process, the National Cheers Foundation announced its beneficiaries for 2014, awarded from the proceeds of FantaSea En Masque, its major fundraising event in 2013.
The organization presented its first grant at the time of the event, to the Barnhart Cancer Center, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
This cancer center combines advanced technology with critical features that provide comfort and healing. The grant will support the clinical health care and social support needs of women diagnosed with cancer in the low-income communities of south San Diego County through the Patient Navigator Program, which provides necessary supplies such as lymphedema supplies, bags, wigs and scarves, and transportation assistance.
These beneficiaries received grants in April:
■ Family Health Centers, for medical equipment for two exam rooms at the Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center at 47th and Market in southeast San Diego.
■ Postpartum Health Alliance, for the “Warmline” project, the only telephone resource in San Diego where mothers and family members can obtain support and referrals for women affected with post partum depression.
■ Scripps Research Institute, for research in the field of breast cancer, at one of the world’s largest non-profit biomedical science research organizations.
■ Cal State University San Marcos Foundation, for an instructional video addressing optimal bone health through awareness and education.