Since the Cancer Challenge declared war on cancer in 1993, the organization has raised and invested over $11.6 million in local cancer services and programs . All of these funds - 100% - stay right here in Northwest Arkansas, serving over 375,000 of our friends and neighbors. We are pleased to announce that our 2016 grantees include:
Circle of Life Hospice
Circle of Life is committed to providing end-of-life care and bereavement support for Northwest Arkansas. Funds will be used to provide charity care to uninsured or underinsured hospice cancer patients.
Community Clinic offers comprehensive health care to our underserved Northwest Arkansas neighbors. Grant funds supports screenings, treatment, and follow-up care for breast, cervical, colon, and prostate cancers. Funds also support Quit Now! Tobacco Cessation Program by providing low-income adults a resource for quitting tobacco use.
Hope Cancer Resources
Hope Cancer Resources provides cancer support and education in Northwest Arkansas. Funds support patient navigation, financial assistance for early-detection screenings, prescriptions, gas cards, mortgage/rent, car payments/insurance, and some utilities, counseling services, and cancer prevention education.
Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas
The Mercy Health Foundation works to improve quality of life in Northwest Arkansas through projects that benefit health care and education. Funds support the Colon Cancer Navigator program, which walks with all colon cancer patients through their journey; from initial diagnosis, education, surgery, oncology services and survivorship. Funds also support the THRIVE Program, which is an exercise program aimed to help people affected by cancer reach their health goals. Funds support cancer survivors in their quest for a “new normal” through physical and emotional wellness.
Washington Regional Cancer Support Home
The Cancer Support Home provides hope and comfort to those learning to live with cancer. Funds support general operations and programs including: support groups, community education, a wig and prosthesis boutique, library resources, overnight guest accommodations, prescription assistance, and early-detection screenings.