Vote - Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Selected as Candidate for the LIVESTRONG(R) Community Impact Project

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Contact:
Jenée Jeanblanc, Executive Director
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers
815.288.4673
jjeanblanc@hohrrv.com
www.homeofhopeonline.com

Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Selected as Candidate for the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project

Finalists will be determined by an online voting campaign; funds will better the lives of people affected by cancer

Dixon, IL – May 11, 2011 – Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers 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 begins on May 11 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Applicants with the highest number of 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. The foundation is now known publicly by its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today.

While hundreds of qualified hospitals, cancer centers, universities and non-profits from across the United States applied to be part of four different programs, Home of Hope is competing for the program, Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment. Co-created by LIVESTRONG and the Cancer Support Community, this life after cancer program will be replicated in 35 new cities to help survivors address post treatment issues and concerns. The program incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, as well as addressing other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program also provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in Cancer Transitions.

If selected, Home of Hope will use the awarded funds to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over. "We are excited about the possibilities that exist if we are awarded the Community Impact Project grant," said Jenée Jeanblanc, Executive Director of Home of Hope. "Entering

into recovery presents a host of challenges very different from those one experiences during treatment. The Cancer Transitions program would better equip us to provide support and education relevant to people in the recovery process. To do this, we need our community's help. In the thirty seconds it takes to vote online for Home of Hope, people can literally help change lives."

The 2011 Community Impact Project will offer more than $700,000 in implementation awards to 90 finalists. This represents the largest number of financial awards LIVESTRONG has granted in a single year in the history of the foundation. LIVESTRONG is committed to supporting community organizations in their efforts to help cancer survivors face the challenges and changes that come with cancer and has invested nearly $70 million in community-centered organizations.

Voting ends on May 31, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. CST. To vote, visit http://vote.livestrong.org/applicants/53-home-of-hope-cancer-wellness-center/ or follow the link available at Home of Hope's website, www.homeofhopeonline.com. One vote per day per email address.

About Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers

Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers is a not-for profit organization that offers cancer support, wellness, educational and referral services as a complement to medical treatment. All of the services available through Home of Hope are offered at no cost to cancer patients, survivors and their families with the goal of improving the quality of life of those affected by cancer.

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Known for its iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $400 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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