Vote now to make a difference in the life of a cancer survivor

October 19, 2010
WILMINGTON – New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Zimmer Cancer Center and the Carolina Well program need your help to improve the services available to cancer survivors in Southeastern North Carolina. As part of its commitment to meet the needs of patients Zimmer Cancer Center has applied for a grant to continue the Cancer Transitions program, which offers support, education and empowerment to people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over. But the grant can only be won with enough votes from the community showing that this program is needed in the region. The grant is funded by the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project, whose goal is to implement programs proven to support those affected by cancer. LIVESTRONG says community engagement is the basis for program success. Today, you can help us in our efforts by voting. Just click here to cast your vote by 8 p.m. on October 29. Developed by The Wellness Community (TWC) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), the Cancer Transitions program was created to bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life following cancer. The program incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, as well as addressing other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues—all free of charge to the participants. The program also provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in Cancer Transitions.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 4,500 jobs directly and another 3,000 jobs indirectly. ###